Clara Barton, American Red Cross: Serving the Public for 140 Years

One hundred and forty years ago, on May 21, 1881, Clara Harlow Barton attended the first meeting focused on what would become the American Red Cross Society. The Chicago Tribune reported on the meeting the following day. It was entitled, The Red Cross: Its Organization. “Washington, D.C., May 21- At a meeting this evening, largely […]

Support the Museum of Nursing History Through Amazon Shopping

Museum of Nursing History Amazon Link We are excited to announce that there is a new way to support the museum in its efforts! Thanks to an initiative through Amazon, our supporters can: Visit Amazon using the link below Shop and complete your purchases like you normally would Help benefit the museum at no additional […]

Baby Nurse Picture: Child Raised by Nursing Staff for a Year

Baby Nurse brings on an unusual role for nurses   A baby nurse is not something the Museum of Nursing History sees often. However, the Niagara-Gazette published an interesting article that describes an unusual role for nurses. We commend Michele DeLuca, the reporter of the article, for sharing this remarkable story. Please share the article […]

Public Health Visiting Nurses Exhibit

Public Health Visiting Nurses Exhibit Public Health and Visiting Nurses have served valiantly in many locations and varied situations. The Museum of Nursing History has many informative articles on display for our visitors that recognize the skills of the nurses in this very challenging field. The Museum has these wonderful articles thanks to our many […]

Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing Pin On Display

Peter Bent Brigham Nursing Pin Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing’s beautiful pin is now displayed at the Museum of Nursing History.  This donation has an explanation of the meaning of the embossed symbols found on the pin. The school was established in 1913 in the County of Suffolk, MA. Carrie M. Hall was the […]

Dixon School of Nursing, Abington Memorial Hospital Display

Dixon School of Nursing Display The Dixon School of Nursing has graduated more than 4000 nurses since its establishment in 1915.  The current school will close in 2017 following the graduation of the evening/weekend classes.  Research supports educating and employing BSN-prepared nurses.  Many hospitals are moving toward an all BSN educated RN staff.  Therefore, the […]

Mary Louise Roberts Wilson (1914-2001)

Mary Louise Roberts 1st Lt. Mary Louise Roberts, a World War II Army nurse, was the first female in the history of the United States Army to be awarded the Silver Star. The Silver Star is awarded for bravery, courage, and service above and beyond the call of duty. Mary Louise had landed five days […]

St. Joseph College Nursing Program Cap On Display

              The St. Joseph College Nursing program evolved from a modest beginning to a flourishing school for passionate young nurses. St. Joseph School for Women was founded in 1916 by the Sisters of St. Joseph and the first class graduated in 1920. The School transitioned over the years to […]

Navy Nurse Museum Donation Has Arrived

Navy Nurse Museum Donations Navy Nurse Museum graciously looked to the Museum of Nursing History to help preserve articles of their history. The Navy Nurse Corps Association has changed focus and their collection of School of Nursing caps has been deeded to the Museum of Nursing History as well as nursing school pins. We are […]

St. Xavier School Nursing Cap Added to Collection

St. Xavier School of Nursing was founded in 1935. The college integrated with the Mercy Hospital and launched the first BSN program in Illinois. This joining together enabled the melding of general education with hospital-based lab courses and clinical practice.  We congratulate the School of Nursing on the 80 year anniversary of its founding! We […]