St. Benedict's School of Nursing

St. Benedict's School of Nursing Students

The St. Benedict's School of Nursing was founded in 1947 by the Sisters of Mount Benedict. The school operated from April 1947 to 1968. Over the forty-one year period, the school had 605 students and 357 graduates. In 1966, the program became the basis for Weber State College's Practical Nursing Program. This oral history project was created to capture the memories of the graduates and to add to the history of nursing education in Ogden. The interviews focus on their training, religion, and experiences working with doctors, nurses, nuns, and patients as St. Benedict's Hospital. This project received funding from the Utah Humanities Council and the Utah Division of State History.

Darlene Armstrong Allen, a 1962 graduate of St. Benedict's School of Nursing, relates her experiences as a nursing student. She recalls attending special early morning masses with the Sisters. The interview took place on August 19, 2010.

Annette Dalpiaz Anderson shares her memories of attending St. Benedict's School of Nursing. She discusses hiking up Ogden Canyon with the Sisters for a picnic. The interview took place on October 26, 2010.

Sister Iris Beckwith describes her time spent at St. Benedict's School of Nursing as a student, then joining the Sisters' Community and making her vows. The interview took place on October 4, 2010.

Pamala Sutton Bindrup discusses her experiences with the St. Benedict's School of Nursing. The interview took place on August 19, 2010.

Judith Roe Binkley describes her training at the St. Benedict's School of Nursing and her graduation ceremony at the St. Joseph's church in Ogden. The interview took place on August 20, 2010.

Frances Dalpias Bird discusses her graduation from the St. Benedict's School of Nursing and her career in labor and delivery. The interview took place on September 15, 2010.

Patricia Hopkins Brown discusses her training and career at the St. Benedict's School of Nursing and Hospital. The interview took place on September 24, 2010.

 

Evelyn Wilson Brunson shares her memories of the St. Benedict's School of Nursing, including weekend retreats and playing pranks on students and instructors. The interview took place on October 22, 2010.

Jacqueline Blanco Chandler shares her memories of the St. Benedict's School of Nursing. The interview took place on September 28, 2010.

Arlene Truszinski Clement describes her time at the St. Benedict's School of Nursing, including wearing the white veil and black habit and studying the Bible. She also talks of her career as a nurse. The interview took place on January 18, 2011.