Queen of Angels College of Nursing - Liber Reginae Yearbook (Los Angeles, CA)

 - Class of 1943

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rancifican .Sldfem of fde acres! .Henri ueen 0!.f4n9e 6 ofilaifaf To the 1943 Graduating Class Queen of Angels College of Nursing: It is with pride and affection that we Sisters bid you God-speed. You have served faithfully and well, and the recompense of an honored pI'O- fession is justly yours. lvlay the Sacred Heart of Jesus and His Blessed Nlother guide you in your efforts to serve mankind.

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lIIl'!'I1 which forms good habits, and third, sound educational preparation, which implies a cultural background and includes fundamental sciences, as well as an understand- ing of human relationships, and the ideals and principles of a profession. This, then, was the problem that Sister Luitgardis must solve in selecting an educational directress and instructress for the school faculty, as Well as organizing the first class of students. For some time "The Tidingsf' the Diocesan paper, carried a notice of the opening of the new hospital and the announcement that a School of Nursing would be established in September, 1926. A number of very desirable young women had placed their application for entrance with the first class. Sister Lillosa Limacher, R.N., of St. ,Ioseph's Hospital Joliet, was chosen as first directress. She was a graduate of the St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital School of Nursing located in Chicago, Illinois. She had been a registered nurse for some time prior to her entrance in the Novitiate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, November 5, 1910. She was later chosen Superintendent of the St. joseph School of Nursing in Joliet, a position she held for a number' of years. At the time of her appointment as Directress of the proposed School of Nursing she was at- tending De Paul University, Chicago, working for her Bachelor of Science Degree. Sister Concordia assisted in organizing the first class of probationers and acted in behalf of Sister Lillosa for a few days pending her arrival. Sister Concordia conducted classes in Nursing Procedures, etc., in the Reeves cottage where some of the first students were domiciled. This cottage and property became the property of Queen of Angels Hospital, the cottage being moved and the Nurses, Home built on this site when the hospital was nearing completion. On September 1, 1926, Miss Hilda Shepherd entered the School, thus she bears the distinction of being the first student in the Queen of Angels College of Nursing. Other young ladies followed and by the fifteenth of September, the date of the official opening of the School of Nursing, seventeen students had registered and commenced class work. Miss Shepherd, being in a short time before the regular class entered, assisted the sisters in the care of the medical cases who were in the Qld Residence. lldembers of this first class attended classes during the day, wearing their street clothes or house dresses, as no uniform was required at this early date, due to the fact that they were not performing duties in the hospital. In the evening, those who had homes in Los Angeles 1'CfLl1'I1CCl to their respective homes. Others were housed in the cottage on Coronado Terrace. Some of the classes and lectures were held in this cottageg for other subjects, the students attended Belmont High School. After Sister Liillosa arrived she assumed charge of the newly founded School of Nursing and proceeded to carry out the required curriculum. Since then Mrs. lVIary Keating, Miss La Verne Balzar, Miss Mlary Florence Wilsorl, Sister M. Dorothy and our present Director have each carried the responsibility of the School of Nursing and the Nursing Qffice. The fall of 1929, saw the first class of nineteen students become graduate nurses. Since then the Queen of Angels Hospital has graduated 416 nurses Cin- cluding the class of 5135. When the school was founded by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, it was their desire that a standard worthy of the highest ideals of the Nursing pro- fession be c1'eated and maintained, and at the same time that young women of culture, education and stability be attracted to the valuable instruction and experience offered here. Queen of Angels graduates Wherever they may be, testify by the beautiful pin worn over their hearts that these Sisters have not failed. Ever serving, these Sisters seek no earthly compensation, but are grateful to Him who said: "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these Nly brethren, ye have done it unto lVIe.',



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Twenty FATHER Louis FATHER CHARLES we .jwlodlaifaf 640,108 .fdrwl Clzalafainfi The early morning sunlight streaming through the stained glass windows of our chapel will always find many bended heads upon Which to rest. Through all the twenty-four hours some one is there. It may be a priest or a sisterg a doctor, a graduate nurse or a student. lt may be an employee, a patient, or the family or friends of the sick. The stained glass windows of which we are very proud, have been donated by many benefactors. Presiding over our chapel is Father Charles. He has been our chaplain for seven years and has comforted many hearts, not only of the sick but also of the well who are troubled. Father heads a. discussion group once a week and does his best to settle any weighty problems which might arise among the stu- dents. To aid Father Charles in the enormous amount of work, is Father Louis. He will have been here three years in September. Father Louis was With the hospital from 1931-1934 when there were only one hundred beds, and he can well appreciate the change that has taken place. Especially in this time of war, it is indeed comfort- ing to know that our spiritual lives are intrusted to our beloved chaplain.

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