|Caroline Bowen in Nurse's Uniform by Roy L. Parsons|
|Joan Saxton, by Frank Cadogan Cowper|
I now have my uniform and am about to embark on a four month placement of actual nursing. The first little bit in mock wards at the University, and then on real wards, with real people, in a real hospital.
|Nurse at work, unknown artist|
My uniform is not as elegant as the ones in these paintings. I don't think any of the uniforms in these paintings are made from nylon.
|Portrait of a Nurse, by Eric Meadus|
Nor do I feel as serene as these nurses appear to be. I flip between being incredibly excited and incredibly nervous, several times a minute.
|Nurse Ellis, by Beryl Trist Newman|
But I have already made some wonderful friends on the course, and I know that they all have the same jumble of feelings that I do. Once we're wearing those uniforms, and walking through those hospitals, we're going to start to feel like nurses. That's going to be quite something.
|Nurse giving an injection of penicilin, by Henry Marvell Carr|
All these pictures are from the wonderful Your Paintings website.