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 […]

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 […]

University of Massachusetts Nursing Cap circa 1970 On Display

A University of Massachusetts Nursing cap is now on display. The Museum of Nursing History is pleased to share with our website viewers and museum visitors, the 1970s-era cap from the University  of Massachusetts. The addition of this cap brings the total number of caps on display to eighty-five! The black velvet band was applied […]

Jewett Training School for Nurses (Bushwick Hospital)

The Jewett Training School for Nurses in Brooklyn, NY opened to educate nurses in 1891. The school was located within Bushwick Hospital and over time, the school frequently became referred to as Bushwick Hospital School of Nursing. The Museum of Nursing History received a cap representing the School and the cap is currently on display. […]

Sharon Hospital Nursing Cap On Display

Sharon Hospital School of Nursing Sharon Hospital School of Nursing is a historical program for educating young nurses. The Museum has added the cap representing the Sharon Hospital School of Nursing. This Hospital-based program began educating nurses in 1899. The program continues today with expanded affiliations with Penn State, Slippery Rock both in Pennsylvania and […]

Audrey Boschen Seay R.N.

The Museum of Nursing History recently received a cape and cap from Stuart Circle Hospital School of Nursing. The cape and cap belonged to Audrey Boschen Seay R.N.

Nursing Cap Collection

Nursing Cap Collection at the Museum of Nursing History The nurse’s cap originated in the early Christian Era as a head covering for deaconesses that cared for the sick. During the 1800’s, head coverings evolved into the more familiar white cap that was first used by Florence Nightingale. Around 1874, the Bellevue Training School in […]

LICHSON Nursing Cap

LICHSON – Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing LICHSON, the Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing, is an honored contributor to the museum. The cap collection of the Museum of Nursing History continues to grow with the addition of the cap representing the Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing. This cap is […]

US Cadet Nurse Corp Uniform

US Cadet Nurse Corp Uniform In 1942, after Pearl Harbor, there were 42,000 nurses in the United States, and the US government requested an additional 125,000 nurses within the next two years. Frances Payne Bolton, an Ohio Congresswoman, philanthropist and nursing supporter, introduced the Bolton Act, which created the CADET NURSE CORPS. The women who […]

Good Samaritan Hospital, Bishop Johnson College of Nursing Cap

Bishop Johnson College of Nursing Bishop Johnson College of Nursing, now The Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angelis, California was established in the late 19th century. Episcopalian nuns managed the hospital under the auspices of the Episcopal diocese. The first Episcopal Bishop named Johnson arrived in 1896. It is through his interest and energy the hospital […]