Early Registered Nurses

There have been many registered nurses or professional nurses in Cooperstown.  The first records we have of R.N.'s are:

Julie E. Anderson, 1915

Constance Ness, 1916

Minnie Beatrice Vatne, 1918

Edith A. (Olson) Skofstad, 1922

Olga Standal, 1926

Lillian Kirkeby, 1930

Lilly Monson, 1930

Of these, Edith Skofstad is the RN we remember best. She was an office nurse for Dr. M.D. Westley for many years, and later worked many years in the hospital.

There have been many others who are from this area or have worked in the Griggs County Hospital and Nursing Home.

Source: Cooperstown, North Dakota 1882-1982 Centennial Page 171

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