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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

LICHSON Nurse’s Cap, Uniform, and Pin

LICHSON – Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing The Long Island College Hospital was founded in 1853. In 1860 introduced bedside teaching but it wasn’t until 1883 that the School of Nursing opened. The school enjoyed a long tradition of educating nurses for 130 years before the last graduation in May, 2013 when the […]

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 […]

Nurses Verses: Poetry by Nurses and Other Writings

Nurses Verses The Museum of Nursing History has many books by nurse authors in our collections.