Adele Poston- WWI Psychiatric Nurse

It is thought Adele Poston’s decision  to enter nursing was influenced by Florence Nightingale.  Upon graduating from Passavant Memorial Area Hospital School of Nursing in 1906, she was the first woman to take and pass the civil service exam in Illinois. She was hired as the Superintendent of Nurses Training at Jacksonville State Hospital, which is […]

We Remember Bronze Star Recipients- Nurses Alexander and Orlowski

Eleanor Grace Alexander was a Captain in the army and an operating room nurse.

We Remember Carol Ann (Killian) Desroches

My mother, Carol Ann (Killian) Desroches, RN graduated from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1969 (school was in operation from 1884 to 1975).

Nurse Makes an Impact in Her Community

The Museum of Nursing History recently received a cape and cap from Stuart Circle Hospital School of Nursing. The cape and cap belonged to Audrey Boschen Seay R.N.

Long Island Hospital Closes Nursing Program

“Good night Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing” is the introduction to Natalie O’Neil’s article in the Brooklyn Paper, July 24, 2011.  The Long Island College Hospital abruptly closed the School of Nursing.  Students preparing to enter the program received  notice three weeks  prior to  the start of their school year. The hospital,  located at Hicks […]

Miss Alice Fisher and the Blockley Nurse

In 1884, the Board of the Poor [Board of Guardians] in Philadelphia was seeking a suitable person to start a Training School for Nurses in the former Philadelphia Almshouse and Hospital  known as Old Blockley. Miss Florence Nightingale was consulted for advice and recommended a former student, Miss Alice Fisher.  At the time, Miss Fisher was […]