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Center for the Study of Nursing History
Historical scholarship on health care history and nursing in the United States.
The History of Nursing Archives
Personal and professional papers of nursing leaders, public health and professional nursing organizations, histories of various American and foreign schools of nursing, as well as an extensive book collection.
American Association for the History of Nursing
Fosters the importance of history in guiding the future of nursing. Membership and conference information, online gift shop, and nursing history calendar. Also provides photographs of the graves of historically significant nurses with short biographies.
Voices from the Past: Visions of the Future
Nurses' Associated Alumnae of the United States and Canada, history page.
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
Historical overview of the Post Anesthesia Care Unit nurses(PACU, formerly known as Recovery Rooms).
An 1895 Look At Nursing
Excerpt from "Ambulance Work and Nursing" provides an enlightening look at the nursing environment of the day.
Men in American Nursing History
From prehistory to the present, an informative review. Includes suggestions for further reading.
AAHN Nursing History 2000 Calendar
A calendar of significant historical events in nursing history.
The Virtual Nurses' Memorial
Dedicated to nurses who have died in the line of duty.
Canadian Association for the History of Nursing
Founded in 1987, CAHN promotes interest in the history of nursing and promotes scholarship in the field. Membership and scholarship information, book reviews and news.
Black Nurses in History
Is both an excellent bibliography and guide to online resources.
Nurses Uniforms Past and Present
Provides a growing image gallery of Nurses Uniforms from the '30s to the present. An interesting resource for historians and costume designers. Includes useful links.
Wilcox College of Nursing
University of Connecticut's Archives and Special Collections: Wilcox College of Nursing started in 1908. Includes history of school, a list of graduates, and finding aid. (Almost all personnel and student files were held by the Middlesex Hospital and will be destroyed after the year 2000).
How Nursing Advanced from the 19th Century
Archived articles on nursing history from the University of Toledo libraries.
About Nurses and Nursing
A collection of net links on nursing history and notable nurses, from About.com.
My Beloved Poilus
Letters from France from 1914 written by a Canadian nurse. Several pictures depicting scenes during the war are featured on the site.
My Aunt, My Hero
The story of Nurse Helen Fairchild, RN a nurse in Flanders during the Battle of Passchendaele 1917. Reprinted by kind permission of the author, Mrs Fairchild Rote, her niece.
Virginia Nursing History
Highlights pertaining to the history of nursing schools, programs and organizations in Virginia from the 1890's to present.
From the Decline/Dark Ages to Rebirth/Renaissance of Nursing
Nursing during the Medieval Ages.
History of African-Americans in White
A nurse educator's research and findings about early African-American nurses.
History of Frontier Nursing Service
A historical review of Mary Breckinridge's first effort to professionalize midwifery.
Bangor Area Visiting Nurses
In 1913, Edith Bicknell was the sole registered nurse of the Bangor Area Visiting Nurses. A short history of this nursing service, which still exists today.
Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry
Established in 1991 at the University of Virginia for the preservation of the history of Nursing. Especially interesting are the online photographs and a highlighted collection.
Symbol of a Profession: One Hundred Years of Nurses' Caps
Provided by the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation. Includes an introduction, the evolution of the cap, capping ceremony, and demise of the cap. An array of vintage photographs are provided.
History of Nursing Slides
Online slides, from the Concepts of Nursing Course given at Montgomery County Community College. The topic, "Duties of the Floor Nurse 1887", makes for interesting reading.
History of Public Health Nursing
A short description of the service which began in the late 1800's by several wealthy women in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Buffalo who hired trained nurses to care for the poor in their homes.
Cherry Ames Series
Devoted to the juvenile series about a mystery-solving nurse, written by Helen Wells and Julie Tatham, from 1943 to 1968.
United Kingdom Centre for the History of Nursing
A virtual centre dedicated to developing and strengthening links among nurses, scholars and students of the history of nursing. Of interest are the articles from the archives (in Adobe .pdf format).
A Journey Through Time
An online scrapbook for University of Virginia Medical and Nursing Alumni.
History of Nursing
Biographies and pictures of Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Mrs Bedford-Fenwick from Internurse.
Nursing Times - Past Times
Articles on the history of nursing, featuring personal accounts of nursing, midwifery and health visiting many years ago.
Beyond Bed Pans
"The Life of a Late Nineteenth Century Young Nurse". A story by former nurse Mary Roberts Rinehart, of what awaited new nursing recruits in 1893.
National League for Nursing
A timeline of the history of the National League for Nursing, the pioneers in nursing education.
History of Nursing at NNC
Information about Northwest Nazarene University nursing department from 1918 to 1998. Archived photographs available for viewing.
Zwerdling Nursing Archives
Some very unique historic art and postcards of Nursing, medical, and healthcare.
Nursing Practice Act 1903 - The Armstrong Bill
An account of the development of the term "Registered Nurse" in the US.
History of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
Established in the late 1800s. Brief history page of the nurse anesthetists from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
An International forum for the discussion of Nursing History. An electronic mailing and discussion list.
UBC School of Nursing
A brief history page from the University of British Columbia, one of the oldest schools of nursing in Canada.
Nursing: In the United States
Article by Lillian D. Wald referencing dates and descriptions of nursing associations, services and organizations.
My Aunt, My Hero
The story and letters of US Army surgical nurse Helen Fairchild, RN who served in Flanders during the Battle of Passchendaele 1917.

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