Badge, Registered Nurse

A star shaped metal badge with bar at top. Text on bar reads: "NZRN" surrounded by blue ground. Red edging around star within which is a blue star and within which again is a white circle with a red cross. Engraved on back: "B. Smith / 242 * / New Plymouth".

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Richard Seddon decreed that nurses should be registered. All those who already had three years training could register automatically without having to sit an exam.
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