St. Mary’s School of Nursing, Keller Memorial Hospital

St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing is located in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  Mrs. Mary Keller honored her late husband with her donation to the hospital and school which then became known as Keller Memorial Hospital.   The couple believed there was no higher symbol of Christian duty than a hospital directed by a religious order. The […]

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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.  This very generous donation has enabled the Museum of Nursing History board to purchase needed archival supplies and two display cases.  This donation greatly assists the museum to honor our ongoing […]

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 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 attended […]

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 Medical College of Philadelphia. The […]

Museum of Nursing History is Celebrating 40 Years

Time passes quickly and significant milestones can easily be overlooked. Thanks to Evelyn Benson who recently reminded the museum board of the importance of 2016.  Evelyn Benson, now in her 90s, is an active member and staunch supporter of the museum.  The Museum of Nursing History was provided space by the Mutter Museum in the […]

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 […]