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May 1926

A TEXTBOOK OF PSYCHOLOGY FOR NURSES.

Arch NeurPsych. 1926;15(5):674. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1926.02200230141018

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Abstract

Ever since the war, psychology not only has made inroads in the courses given in colleges but is also being used as a method of selection in entrance examinations to schools. Psychologists have been added to the staffs of advertising agencies, and now nurses are asked to consider the psychology of their patients. From the practical point of view the better educated a nurse is the more useful she becomes, but the difficulty is that all hospitals have a hard time in filling their training schools, and that the entrance requirements are gradually being diminished, so much so that some hospitals are willing to take in young women who have a bare knowledge of reading and writing. It is easier to make money in business so why take up a profession in which it is necessary to spend three years in preparation? In fact a great many hospitals have cut

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