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NURSES AND MIDWIVES' REGISTRATION BOARD.

The State Examinations of General Nurses was held on December Ist and 2nd, 1926. There were 171 candidates, of whom 140 passed. The questions were as follows: — MEDICAL NURSING. 1. The skin has certain important functions to perform: Name these, and explain shortly how each is carried out. 2. What is acute Nephritis (Bright' s disease)? Give briefly its pathology, its causes, signs, symptoms, and nursing management. 3. What is apoplexy? Describe its signs and symptoms 1 , its possible complications, and state how you would manage such a case. 4. Explain the following terms, giving a case example of each: — Hsematemesis. Haemoptysis. Hyperpyrexia. Crisis. Lysis. Tympanites. Orthopnoea. Syncope. 5. Give your management of a case of dipntheria under the following headings': — (a) Prevention. (b) Local symptoms. (c) General symptoms. (d) Diet. (e) Antitoxin treatment. 6. Into what great groups are poisons divided? Give an example of each. State what you know of the effects of, and the treatment of, poisoning by carbolic acid. The comments of the examiner :- — Question 1, with few exceptions, was very indifferently answered, and in some instances not attempted. Question 3 was not well answered by many, and frequently epilepsy was described instead of apoplexy. Question 5. — Many candidates misunderstood sections (b) and (c) of this 1 question, giving symptoms, but omitting altogether management, etc. The question was quite plain, and should not have been misunderstood.

These comments show that nurses' do not Lake the interest in medical nursing that they should, also that their teaching in this section of their training is defective. The comments of the examinees in practical work were also not very favourable, and one of the doctor examiners reported that "Nurses were weak in first aid, but bandaging had improved. Certain candidates showed good average intelligence, but probably 'suffered from lack of opportunity in training and lack of tuition." SURGICAL NURSING. 1. Describe the causes, signs, pathology, and terminations of inflammation. What do you understand by — (a) Rigor. (b) Vaccine therapy. (c) Gangrene. 2. What are the signs and symptoms and also the nursing management of — (a) Acute dilatation of the stomach. (b) Internal haemorrhage (abdominal) (c) Cerebral compression. 3. What complications may occur after — (a) Thyroidectomy. (b) Prostatectomy. (c) Gastrojujenostomy. (d) Appendectomy. 4. Describe the nursing management of a case before and after operation for — (a) Cancer of the tongue. (b) Plating a fractured femur in the upper third of the shaft. (c) Intestinal obstruction due to cancer of the rectum. 5. Discuss the dangers and complications and nursing management of a case of superficial burns involving half the surface of the body. 6. Give an anatomical description of the eye. The following candidates were successful in the recent State Examination for Nurses: — Passed First. Bridges, Elizabeth Ruth, Invercargill Hospital. 75 per cent, and over. McLeod, Molly, Whangarei Hospital. Crowe, Beth E., Whangarei Hospital. Ryan, Edna Faith, Auckland Hospital,

Oliver, Eva L. H., Auckland Hospital. Luce, Lucy Rose, Auckland Hospital. Janett, Margaret P., Auckland Hospital. Hawker, Winifred, Auckland Hospital. Hayward, Edith M., Auckland Hospital. Gilchrist, Marjorie, Auckland Hospital. Fordyce, Wilhelmina, Auckland Hospital. Fair, Vera D., Auckland Hospital. Moncur, Winsome D., Hamilton Hospital. Montgomery, I. Jean K., Hamilton Hospital. Gardiner, Edith M., Hamilton Hospital. Tomlinson, Mary H., Thames Hospital. Marshall, Minnie P., Palmerston North and Rotorua Hospital. Boys, Eileen M., New Plymouth Hospital. Fenwick, Elsie E. M., New Plymouth Hospital. Barwick, Kathleen 1., New Plymouth Hospital. Babbage, Edna M., New Plymouth Hospital. Cuff, Constance, Stratford Hospital. Ashworth, Marie A., Wanganui Hospital. Harris, Gertrude A. M., Wanganui Hospital. Welsh, Corrie, Wanganui Hospital. BouTke, Kathleen M., Palmerston North Hospital. Barber, Madge, Palmerston North Hospital. Connelly, Ruth E., Napier Hospital. Burdett, Ethel E., Napier Hospital. Grainger, Olive, Nelson Hospital. Arnott, Nellie, Wellington Hospital. Roddick, Isabel, Wellington Hospital. Jorgensen, Rita M., Wellington Hospital. Sharpe, Gladys F., Wellington Hospital. Clark, Muriel E. D., Wellington Hospital. Desmond, Ethel C, Masterton Hospital. Todd, Josephine R. D., Dunedin Hospital. White, Agnes S., Dunedin Hospital. Westwood, Elizabeth M., Dunedin Hospital. Hodges, Vera M., Dunedin Hospital. Russell, Emily M. E., Dunedin Hospital. Sherwood, Constance A., Christchurch Hospital. Clarkson, Greta A., Christchurch Hospital. Elliot, Helen V., Christchurch Hospital. Burrows, Emma, Christchurch Hospital. Simpson, Elsie M., Christchurch Hospital. White, Gladys E. M., Christchurch Hospital. Warnes, Janie M., Christchurch Hospital. Davie, Marjorie E., Christchurch Hospital. Wilson, Jocelyn M. C, Christchurch Hospital. Gibson, Frances- J., Westport Hospital. Craig, Rena M., Timaru Hospital. Eaden, Davina, Ashburton and Timaru Hospitals.

Wratten, Queenie C, Ashburton Hospital. Trotter, Margaret Y., Waimate Hospital. Lietze, Agnes A., Invercargill Hospital. Charles, Minnie, Invercargill Hospital. Pearce, Lila G., Invercargll] Hospital. The following candidates were also successful: — Wilkinson, Frances, Whangarei Hospital. Walker, Lilian, Whangarei Hospital. Beanfort, Norah. Whangarei Hospital. Pugh, Margaret H., Auckland Hospital. Langley, Dorothy, Auckland Hospital. Marrinon, Kathleen E., Auckland Hospital. Clarkin, Kathleen M., Auckland Hospital. Cley, Elsie, Auckland Hospital. Atkinson, Alice L., Auckland Hospital. Ferguson, Lizzie, Hamilton Hospital. Davis, Agnes 8., Hamilton Hospital. Barker, Eileen, Thames Hospital. Miller, Althea, Waihi Hospital. Hoddinott, Louisa 8., Hawera Hospital. Washer, Maudie G., Hawera Hospital. Williamson, Artine A., Gisborne Hospital. Evans, Florence E., Napier Hospital. Smith, Ethel M., Napier Hospital. Cullwick, Winifred M., Napier Hospital. Thompson, Gwladys H., Napier Hospital. Black, Rosetta M., Waipukurau Hospital. Eves, Winifred Lucy, Nelson Hospital. Fulton, Jean, Nelson Hospital. Vercoe, Dorris A., Nelson Hospital. Boyes, Hilda M. S., Blenheim Hospital. Smith, Margaret C, Blenheim Hospital. Abbott, Sadie, Wellington Hospital. Edwards, Florence G., Wellington Hospital. McNamara, Annie, Wellington Hospital. Fraser, Essonite V., Wellington Hospital. Faber, Hilda L., Wellington Hospital. Vickers, Edith E., Wellington Hospital. Beech, Mary E., Masterton Hospital. Roulston, Elizabeth M., Dunedin Hospital. Wilkes, Anne M., Oamaru Hospital. Bridson, Isabella E., Oamaru Hospital. Sutherland, Marjorie, Christchurch Hospital. Hall, Marjorie W., Christchurch Hospital. Christian, Elwyn, Christchurch Hospital. Elliott, Alice M., Christchurch Hospital. Candy, Adelina 8., Christchurch Hospital. Stewart, Violet A., Christchurch Hospital. Petre, Sybil M., Christchurch Hospital. Talloon, Gladys, Greymouth Hospital. Hopkins, Freda, Greymouth Hospital. Brailsford, Vera M., Greymouth Hospital. Smith, Myrtle A., Westport Hospital, Peters, Phillippa, Hokitika Hospital.

Bassett, Lois G., Timaru Hospital. Christie, Margaretta P., Timaru Hospital, Fox, Vera A., Ashburton Hospital. Hiskens, Mariame, Waimate Hospital. Holland, Agnes M., Waimate Hospital. Barker, Christina G., Invercargill Hospital. N.B. — The above names are not in order of merit. The following candidates obtained a Partial Pass: — Mclinch, Phyllis E., Hokianga Hospital, passed Oral. Brocas, Ruth, Hokianga Hospital, passed Surgical and Oral. Robinson, Margaret J., Auckland Hospital, passed Surgical and Oral. Olsen, Myrtle, Auckland Hospital, passed Surgical and Oral. Clark, Olive M., Auckland Hospital, passed Medical. Brown, Jessie, Auckland Hospital, passed Medical and Oral. Brown, Leah H. T., Auckland Hospital, passed Medical and Oral. Wallingford, Ena, Hamilton Hospital, passed Surgical and Oral. Strahan, Selina K., Hamilton Hospital, passed Medical and Oral. McKay, Kathleen M. D. Taumarunui Hospital, passed Surgical and Oral. Bradley, Aileen, Patea Hospital, passed Surgical. Thomson, Margaret, Patea Hospital, passed Surgical and Oral. Cato. Gertrude M., Gisborne Hospital, passed Medical. Haenga, Harriet, Napier Hospital, passed Oral. Leckie, Lola, Napier Hospital, passed Surgical and Oral. Spensley, Kathleen A. W., Napier Hospital, passed Surgical. Spencer, Olive F,. Napier Hospital, passed Oral. Berman, Airini V., Napier Hospital, passed Surgical and Oral. Tonkin, Winifred E., Waipukurau Hospital, passed Medical and Oral. McArthur, Euphemia M., Wellington Hospital, passed Medical and Oral. O'Connell, Winifred E., Christchurch Hospital, passed Surgical. Scott, Kathleen, Christchurch Hospital, passed Medical. 4

Gould, Gladys, Greymouth Hospital, passed Medical and Oral. Cattermole, Bertha R., Ashburton Hospital, passed Medical and Oral. Gwyn, Alexina M., Napier and Oamaru Hospitals, passed Surgical and Oral. The following candidates completed a Pass 1 : — Levick, Lillian M., Auckland Hospital, passed in Surgical. Stewart, Muriel G., Waihi Hospital, passed in Medical. Waterton, Gladys M., Taumarunui, passed in Medical and Surgical. Waller, Edna M., Taumarunui, passed in Medical and Surgical. Leicester, Catherine G., Rotorua Hospital, passed in Medical. McCarthy, Catherine, Hawera Hospital, passed in Medical. Grimmer, Mabel E., Palmerston North Hospital, passed in Medical. Aitchison, Irene R., Masterton Hospital, passed in Medical. Kerrison, Adelaide M., Gisborne Hospital, passed in Medical and Surgical. Levinge, Jessie N., Gisborne Hospital, passed in Medical. Telford, Kathleen M., Dunedin Hospital, paseed in Surgical. Cooper, Margaretta 1., Wellington Hospital, passed in Surgical. Aldridge, Elspeth L., Wellington Hospital, passed in Surgical. Rothwell, Aileen M., Dunedin Hospital, passed in Medical and Surgical. Isbister, Mary K., Dunedin Hospital, passed in Medical. Rutherford, Christina H.. Dunedin Hospital, passed in Surgical. Cockburn, Leila N.. Dunedin Hospital, passed in Surgical. McVey, Joyce, Christchurch Hospital, passed in Surgical. Stringer, Phyllisi G., Christchurch Hospital, passed in Medical. Bickerstaff, Jessie M., Christchurch Hospital, passed in Surgical. Glenn, Mary, Westport Hospital, passed in Medical. Sanders', Jessie C, Timaru Hospital, passed in Medical. Allan, Frances M., Timaru Hospital, passed in Medical.

Lindsay, Bessie, Timaru Hospital, passed in Medical. McEwen, Grace L, Invercargill Hospital, passed in Medical. McNamara, Frances M., Invercargill Hospital, passed in Medical. ■ . McNoe, Edith M., Invercargill Hospital, passed in Medical. Mcßae, Margaret M., Invercargill Hospital, passed in Medical.

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NURSES AND MIDWIVES' REGISTRATION BOARD. Kai Tiaki, Volume XVI, Issue 1, 1 January 1927

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