Skip to main content
The Raupp Museum Online Database

History of the Nurses Club

pic 2.jpg

Nurses Club with newly purchased wheelchair, 1964

History of the Organization

In the early 1960s, the Cold War had just begun and civil defense was on many peoples minds.  Jean Starvos was a local school nurse who wanted to make sure Buffalo Grove and Wheeling were prepared and safe. She worked with nurses at the local District 21 schools to implement a nurses group. 

From this small start grew a dynamic and motivated group of nurses to help support the health and safety of their community. At this time, the nearest hospitals were Libertyville, Highland Park, Evanston, and Elgin.  These nurses worked to provide continuing education, health services, resources and funding to their communities and local nurses from 1961 to 1979. 

History of the Nurses Club