Reflections of Care: A Century of Nursing in Cape Breton

Edited By Donna Anderson Currie and Tom Ayers

Down the hall, across the street, around the corner and around the world, the education and experience of Cape Breton’s nurses are testimony to the capacity to care – in hospitals, clinics, neighbourhoods and on foreign soil.

The need to capture their experience has resulted in these reflections spanning 10 years – from the opening of the first nursing school on the Island in 1905. By car, on foot, on horseback, by boat, snowmobile, small aircraft and helicopter, Cape Breton’s nurses have distinguished themselves as caregivers, observers, and listeners and advocates. These are just some of their stories.