World Archives Project: Scotland, Royal College of Nursing, Register of Nurses

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About this project This collection contains records of applicants applying to become registered nurses in Scotland.

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Project-specific sample images and form field help:

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Application
Microfilm
Packet Cover

Application

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Choose the "Application" form type for images with the following identifying traits.Near the top of the image one or more of the following phrases will appear:"The General Nursing Council for Scotland""Application for Registration for (Intermediate) or (Existing) Nurses" "General Nursing Council for Scotland""Application by Holder of the Certificate of the Royal Medico-Psychological Association for inclusion in the Mental or Mental Defective Part of the Resister""General Nursing Council for Scotland""Application Form""Form X7"Most forms will have numbers 1-3 or 1-4 where the name, age and residence information or name, birth date, place, and residence information is keyed.

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.
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Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering periods.
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Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Only prefix values should be keyed into the prefix field.
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Residence Place

Key the residence place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Separate any geographical locations with a comma. Ex: Edinburgh, Scotland. Residence place may be found either on line 3 or 4 of some applications or on the line labeled "Permanent Postal Address." Do not key street addresses.
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Birth Day

Key the day from the birth date as seen on the record. Birth date may be found on line 2 of certain images or next to the words "Date of Birth."
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Birth Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the birth date using the dictionary provided for assistance. Birth date may be found on line 2 of certain images or next to the words "Date of Birth."
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Birth Year

Key the year from the birth date as seen on the record. Birth date may be found on line 2 of certain images or next to the words "Date of Birth."
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Registration Day

Key the day from the registration date as seen on the record. Registration date may be found at the bottom of the image near the word "Date" after the signature of the primary person.
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Registration Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the registration date using the dictionary provided for assistance. Registration date may be found at the bottom of the image near the word "Date" after the signature of the primary person.
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Registration Year

Key the year from the registration date as seen on the record. Registration date may be found at the bottom of the image near the word "Date" after the signature of the primary person.
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Age

Key the age as seen at the time the record was recorded using the dictionary provided for assistance. If present, age may be found next to the word "Age" or "Aged" and should be a number between 1 and 120.Valid ages include numeric digits between "0" and "120" and fractions between "1/12" and "11/12." If an age includes years, months, and/or days key only the years. For example, if an age appears as 10 years, 7 months, key age as "10." If an age appears in months, such as 10 months, key age as a fraction: "10/12." If an Age includes years plus a fraction, such as 3 3/12, key only the year: "3." If the age is less than one month, key "0."
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Birth Place

Key the birth place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Separate any geographical locations with a comma. Ex: Edinburgh, Scotland. Birth place may be found on line 2 of certain images.
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Microfilm

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Choose the "Microfilm" form type for all images that contain information about the microfilm reel. These are images that were introduced to the collection when it was microfilmed, and are not part of the registers. See the wiki page for examples.

Packet Cover

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Choose the "Registration" form type for images with "General Nursing Council for Scotland" at the top of the image in bold lettering followed by "File No."



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