The books listed here (published from 2006 to 2024) will be of interest to nurses, historians, and others. For more information about each book, search the BCHNS blogs and newsletters which often feature detailed and informative reviews of each book.


Zerr, Sheila, Zilm, Glennis and Grant, Valerie, (2006) Labor of Love: A Memoir of Gertrude Richards Ladner 1879 to 1976. ZGZ Publications.

Southwell, Darlene. (2011). Caring and Compassion: A History of the Sisters of St. Ann in Health Care in British Columbia. Harbour Publishing.

Harrison, Carol. (2011) A passion for prevention: Public health nursing in Skeena Health Unit, 1937-1997. First Choice Books.

Bates, Christina. (2013). A Cultural History of the Nurse’s Uniform. Canadian Museum of History.

Creelman, Lyle. (2014) The Frontiers of Global Nursing. University of Toronto Press.

Quiney, Linda. (2017). This Small Army of Women. UBC Press

Harrison, Carol. (2017). Miller Bay Indian Hospital: Life and Work in a TB Sanatorium. First Choice Books.

Smith, Lisa. (2017). Emily Patterson, the Heroic Life of a Milltown Nurse. Ronsdale Press.

Armstrong-Reid, Susan. (2017). China Gadabouts: New Frontiers of Humanitarian Nursing. 1941-51. UBC Press.

Larsen, Takaia, and Hall, Bob. (2017) Journeys Taken: Selkirk College: The First 50 Years. Selkirk College.

Shore, Helen. (2019). Shore to Shore: A record of the Shore family of Sheffield, England. Independently Published.

Mynett, Geoff. (2019). Service on the Skeena: Horace Wrinch, Frontier Physician. Ronsdale Press.

Wilson, Amy. (2019). When Days Are Long: Nurse in the North. Caitlin Press.

Richardson, D. J. (2020) In Her Own Footsteps: Flora Ross and Her Struggle for Identity and Independence in the Colonial West. Butterworth Books.

Hicks, Beverley Clare Williams. (2020). Politics, Personalities, and Persistence One Hundred Years of Psychiatric Nursing in Manitoba. Friesen Press.

Stephens, Gloria. (2020). Remembering Nurses Who Served. MacKenzie Publishing.

Kelly, Dianne. (2021). Asleep in the Deep: Nursing Sister Anna Stamers and the First World War. Goose lane Editions.

Hebb, Ross. (2021). A Canadian Nurse in the Great War: The Diaries of Ruth Loggie, 1915-1916. Nimbus Publishing.

Graves, Dianne. (2021). In the Company of Sisters: Canada’s Women in the War Zone, 1914-1919. Robin Brass Studio.

Crook, Marion McKinnon. (2021) Always Pack a Candle – A nurse in the Cariboo – Chilcotin. Heritage House.

Adams, John. (2021). Old Square Toes and His Lady: The Life of James and Amelia Douglas. Touchwood Editions.

Baker, Elise. (2022). Nightingales, Bluebirds, and Angels of Mercy. Elise Baker.

Mynett, Geoff, (2022) River of Mists People of the Upper Skeena 1821-1930. Caitlin Press

Crook, Marion McKinnon. (2024) Always On Call-Adventures in Nursing, Ranching, and Rural Living. Heritage House