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  • Title
    [1890 - 1994] Records of the RMPA Nursing Examinations
  • Reference
    GB 2087 RCPSYCH/S
  • Creator
  • Production date
    1890 - 1994
  • Scope and Content
    The collection consists of state registration records including an extract from Council report, 1926, report on questionnaire, 1928, report on mental defective nurse training, 1928 (all in one pamphlet) and letters on relations with the GNC, 1926-1929. Memos on termination of the examinations, 1946-51. RMPA report and related memos and correspondence on the shortage of mental nurses, 1953-1956. Disciplinary Committee minutes and correspondence on GNC, 1962-1963. Administrative records including Mental Nursing Sub-Committee minutes, 1957-1971; Nursing Sub Committee (continuing the Mental Nursing Committee, known as Nursing Committee from 1980) minutes 1972-1990; Nursing Liaison Committee minutes 1991-1994 and correspondence about College's reorganisation, 1990 and withdrawal of administrative support, 1995. Memo on nurses' examinations in mental deficiency, c.1939; memo on the present position regarding the appointment and duties of examiners for the nursing examinations, c.1939. Pamphlets, mostly not (R)MPA publications, relating to nurse training 1868-1970.
  • Exent
    2 boxes, 28 bound registers and 7 handbooks
  • Language
  • Archival history
    The Certificate of Proficiency in Nursing was founded at the Medico-Psychological Association Meeting in 1890 and untill 1921 was the only recognised qualification in mental nursing. A separate certificate in Mental Deficiency Nursing was instituted in 1919 and a short lived Occupational Therapy Certificate was introduced in 1939. After negotiations with the General Medical Council, the examinations for these certificates were discontinued, the last being held in 1951.
  • Access is by appointment only. See College website for contact details of the Archives.
  • Reproduction is subject to the College Archives Preservation Policy.
  • Level of description