The ideas of Florence Nightingale, founder in 1860 of the first school of nurses at Saint Thomas Hospital in London, took a long time to settle in Spain. It was not until 1915 that the legal bases to obtain the official nursing title were established.
Nursing studies in Valladolid began during the Second Republic, specifically in the academic year 1931-1932. The school was located in grounds of the Provincial Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine.
The three academic courses of the educational plan continued to be taught during the Civil War (1936-1939) until 1941, the year in which they had to adapt to current regulations: now the plan had two courses and its approach gave a new role to nurses. This was a foretaste of the healthcare framework established for the health professions in the Health Bases Act of 1944.