1910 First Program established in Tuberculosis Nursing
Catawba Sanatorium, outside Roanoke, established a two year program to train tuberculosis nurses.
1911 Catawba Cottage for Nurses with Tuberculosis Established
Catawba Cottage at Catawba Sanatorium was established for the care of nurses with tuberculosis. The Graduate Nurses Association of Virginia (GNAV) raised $5,000 to build the cottage.
1914 First Paid Secretary-Treasurer for Board of Nursing
Julia Mellichamp, a member of the Board since 1913, was elected Secretary-Treasurer and was paid $65 a month to file the records of the Board of Examiners for nurses during the summer months.
1914 Graduate Nurses Association Chartered
The first charter of the Graduate Nurses Association of Virginia (GNAV) was issued March 19, 1914.
1914 Faculty Appointment
Stuart Circle Hospital, Richmond, hired the first full-time nursing instructor for a school of nursing in Virginia.
1915 Catawba Cottage Opened
Catawba Cottage opened in July 1915. The cottage was to accept student or graduate nurses, nurses in good or ill repute, any women who had been occupied with nursing and who were now sick with tuberculosis. The Graduate Nurses Association of Virginia (GNAV) established an endowment fund to support the cost of one of the six beds in the nursing cottage.
1916 Old Dominion Graduate Nurses Association Organized
Carrie M. Sharp, a former president of the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses, called a meeting on April 11, 1916 to organize the Old Dominion Graduate Nurses Association for African-American registered nurses.
1916 Graduate Nurses Association of Virginia Districts Associations organized
District associations were organized along the lines suggested by the American Nurses' Association.
1916 World War I Base Hospital Work
The Graduate Nurses Association of Virginia (GNAV) adopted a resolution to cooperate with the American Red Cross War Relief to establish one or more base hospitals units in Virginia.
1918 Licensed Nurse Attendants
To help meet the shortage of nurses due to World War I, the Virginia General Assembly authorized a one year course for training and licensing nurse attendants. Training programs were eventually established throughout the state.
1918 Organization of the Virginia State League of Nursing Education (VSLNE)
The organizational meeting of the Virginia State League of Nursing Education (VSLNE) was held in January 1918.