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 […]

Museum of Nursing History Acknowledges a Generous Donation from Abington Hospital Dixon School of Nursing

The Board of the Museum of Nursing History wishes to acknowledge the generosity of the Board of the Abington Hospital- Dixon School of Nursing Alumni. The Dixon School of Nursing has graduated more than 4000 nurses since its establishment in 1915.  The current school closed in 2017 following the graduation of the evening/weekend classes. The […]

Clara Barton, American Red Cross: Serving the Public for 135 Years

One hundred and thirty-five 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 […]

Nursing Education at Thomas Jefferson College of Nursing 1891-Present

The first home of Thomas Jefferson hospital was the old Tivoli Theater located at 518 Locust St, Philadelphia.  The first operation was performed in 1825  by Dr. George McClellan.  It wasn’t until 1838 that the medical department of the Jefferson College of Cannonsburg established a separate and independent corporate body under the name Thomas Jefferson […]

Baby “NURSE” Picture: Child Raised by Nursing Staff for a Year

An interesting article published in the Niagara-Gazette on Feb 29, 2016  described an unusual role for nurses.  Michele DeLuca is to be commended for sharing this remarkable story.  Check out the complete story at http://www.niagara-gazette.com/news

Public Health/Visiting Nurses Articles on Display

Public Health and Visiting nurses have served valiantly in many locations and varied situations. The museum 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 donors and supporters and the display can be […]

Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing Pin on display

The beautiful pin of Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing 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 superintendent and first […]

Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing

The Dixon School of Nursing has graduated more than 4000 nurses since 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 expansion of the Dixon School […]

Mary Louise Roberts Wilson (1914-2001)

World War II Army nurse, 1st Lt. Mary Louise Roberts, 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 into the battle of Anzio […]

A Donation from The Navy Nurse Museum has Arrived

The Navy Nurse Museum 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 pleased to be chosen as a repository for this cap and pin collection.  With this latest addition, a visit to the museum should […]