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     September 19, 2018      #34-262 PB1
Students model uniforms dating from 1920-1968, including a cadet uniform, during the 50th anniversary reunion of the Methodist-Kahler School of Nursing in 1968.

Methodist-Kahler nursing graduates: 'It was a

By Matthew Stolle

This weekend, graduates of the Methodist-Kahler School of Nursing, a school that shuttered nearly a half-century ago, will gather this weekend in Rochester to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding.

Though the school closed in 1970, amid a nationwide shift in educational standards for registered nurses, its alumni association stayed active through the decades, sustained by pride and a strong sense of identification graduates had for the school.

The nursing school encompassed a different era — or eras — in its lifetime.

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Nursing students study anatomy during a class at the Methodist-Kahler School of Nursing in the 1950s.
Matthew Stolle