Mack Centre of Nursing Education, The

Dr. Theophilus Mack (1820-1881) emigrated from Dublin to Upper Canada with his family in 1832. He received his medical education at the Military Hospital at Amherstburg and at Geneva College, New York. Settling in St. Catharines in 1844, he was instrumental in founding the General and Marine Hospital in this city. In 1874, Dr. Mack, understanding the need for trained and disciplined nurses, established the St. Catharines Training School for Nurses. This school, using the Florence Nightingale system with its emphasis on knowledge of hygiene and medicine, was the first of its kind in Canada. The Mack Centre of Nursing Education became part of the Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology in 1973.


At the site of the school, now the Leonard Nurses' Home, 178 Queenston Street, St. Catharines

Region: Niagara Falls and Region

County/District: Regional Municipality of Niagara

Municipality: City of St. Catharines