Somehow with all of the information that is out there on nursing education, sometimes we forget to remember nursing history.  Nurses have a long and prestigious, though sometimes not very glamorous story.   I have done a bunch of research for you and highlighted a few nursing history videos and some blog resources for your entertainment and education.  I hope you enjoy!

Here are some Nursing History Videos I thought you might enjoy:

Nursing History

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World History of Nursing (video Project)

World History of Nursing (video Project) Baliuag University College of Nursing BSN 1-B SY 2009-2010 2nd semester NC100

The History of Nursing – Celebrating our past

While ideas of who is a nurse and what constitutes nursing have changed over time, the rich heritage of nursing provides an insight into its complexity and diversity, as well as how nurses have shaped health care. From an educators perspective, under…

Below are some blogs that have some nursing history discussions.  Feel free to pick and choose for the following posts:

Nursing opens doors for History Week – News and Events

Step back through time and explore the lives of the women who shaped nursing and midwifery in Australia when the University of Sydney’s Nursing History Research Unit opens its doors for History Week, 6 to 11 September. …

Publish Date: 09/06/2010 17:00

UMSL Presents the 4th Annual African-American Nursing History

UMSL Presents the 4th Annual African-American Nursing History Conference. Conference offers the community a chance to explore unique contributions African American nurses have made in addressing health care disparities, identify local …

Publish Date: 01/11/2011 15:08

A short history of medicine

Ever get the feeling that medicine has a circular history? This funny timeline confirms your hunch is right on the money. 2000 B.C. – Here, eat this root. 1000 A.D. – That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer. 1850 A.D. – That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion. 1940 A.D. – That potion is snake oil. … Related Posts. Top 10 reasons I went into nursing · Top 10 ways for nurses to relieve stress · 10 questions I’d love to ask SOME MDs… …

Publish Date: 01/24/2011 17:00

Urgency Amid Violence: What Forensic Nursing History Is Telling Us

Since forensic nursing is a fairly new field in nursing care, not too many people are aware yet of their roles. So many of these medical-legal professionals are already in the field helping victims of crimes by becoming instruments in …

Publish Date: 01/17/2011 17:48

Nursing history is an important part of your heritage and should be part of your nursing education.  So find some time to do a little research on people like Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton and other tid-bits of info. Maybe you will impress the nurses on your floor with some nursing history facts!


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