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what was the firts school in the united estates?

where the nursing study was opened

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Ann’s Answer

This is an interesting question with no clear answer. Technically, it was the University of Santo Tomas founded in 1611 and located in the Philippines. Though this isn't a clear answer, because at the time of founding the U.S. wasn't a sovereign nation yet and the Philippines is no longer a US territory. There were other colleges and universities that opened up on US colonies before it became a united, independent nation, such as Harvard University in 1650, but to say what the firt higher education institution in the US is still up for debate to this day.

Nursing on the other hand wasn't always taught at colleges or universities. Education initially began with on the job training. Women would begin in the field with no education and learn from other nurses as they went. The first school dedicated to providing structured curriculum for nursing was the Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing in New York. This school was created by the hospital and not a college or university.

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In 1873, the Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing, of New York City, was founded. It was the first school of nursing in the United States to be founded on the principles of nurse Florence Nightingale. The School operated at Bellevue Hospital until its closure in 1969. Today the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing (HBSON) is the nursing school of Hunter College, a public university that is a constituent organization of the City University of New York (CUNY). It is located on the Brookdale Campus, at East 25th Street and 1st Avenue in Kips Bay, near Bellevue Hospital. The school is the flagship nursing program for CUNY.
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