The Council of College of Nursing first met on 1 Apr 1916. Meetings were held roughly every fortnight and started with the location of the meeting, attendees and apologies, resolutions from previous meetings, financial reports and correspondence received. At the end of each meeting numbers of members were reported.
In the first meeting, Council members discussed the following topics:
The memorandum and articles of association of the College of Nursing Ltd, drafted by Hon. Sir Charles Russell.
Sir Cooper Perry was appointed honorary secretary of the college and 83 Pall Mall, London SW was created the registered office of the college.
An official seal was unveiled and placed in the custody of Sir Arthur Stanley.
Members of Council were appointed and representatives were agreed for the State Registration Committee.
It was agreed that letters would go to training schools regarding the establishment of a consultative board.
During the rest of 1916, Council discussed the following topics:
The setting up of the Scotland office and the Scottish Board's constitution
The inclusion of Scottish, Welsh and Irish Boards
This record relates to two separate sets of minutes: the original set is handwritten and signed, and in a volume which runs from 1 Apr 1916 to 1 Feb 1918. This volume is kept in Store B. The other set is a typed copy of the original and in a volume which runs from 1 Apr 1916 to 18 Jun 1919. This volume is kept in Store A.