Nursing / History and Tradition / School, College, University

From 1974 onwards, nurse training was also reorganised, and in Glasgow, five Colleges of Nursing were created, one for each National Health Service district.

Initially these tended to consist of several hospital-based training schools on separate sites.

One such establishment, the Eastern District College was formed when the Gartloch and GRI training schools combined.

Located in grounds of Gartloch hospital, classes were given by qualified nurse tutors and medical staff. Clinical teachers working within the hospital were also an important part of the teaching team.

As the new agenda for nursing and nurse education gathered pace, increasing emphasis was placed on a college- based system of education, rather than the traditional hospital-based system.

A single Glasgow College of Nursing and Midwifery was created by merging all the district colleges in 1992. This college transferred from the National Health Service to Glasgow Caledonian University in 1996.

Then in 2009, the University's new School of Health was established following the merger of the School of Health and Social Care with the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Community Health.

Bringing together the range of health, nursing and social care disciplines in this way made the school one of the largest providers of health care education in Scotland.