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 […]

Collection of School Pins

The Museum of Nursing History has an extensive collection of nursing pins.  Each school of nursing had a unique pin as well as a cap.  The capping ceremony frequently occurred following completion of the probation period.  Some schools had a method to distinguish completion of  “nurse’s training”  by adding a stripe, pin or changing the style  of the  school’s […]