Here are excellent History of Nursing sites and links to other resources

Alumnae Association of the Royal Inland Hospital School of Nursing

The School of Nursing, located in Kamloops BC, started in 1904 and closed its doors 70 years later. This site is sponsored by the loyal alumnae and celebrates the history of the school.

Alumnae Association of the Royal Jubilee Hospital School of Nursing

This website celebrates the proud past of the Royal Jubilee Hospital School of Nursing in Victoria. The alumnae association dissolved at the end of 2019, but their website remains “a passport to nostalgia with its online archival photos and documents”.

British Columbia Nursing Sisters in WWI

Maureen Duffus, author and historian presents the story and photos of selected British Columbia nurses who served in England, Salonica and France.

Canadian Association for the History of Nursing

The Canadian Association for the History of Nursing (CAHN/ACHN) is an interest group of the Canadian Nurses Association. CAHN/ACHN’s purpose is to promote interest in the history of nursing and to develop scholarship in the field.

Canadian Nursing History Collection

The Canadian Nursing History Collection (online) is a rich repository of artefacts and documents held by the Canadian Museum of Civilization (Gatineau, PQ) and the Canadian War Museum (Ottawa).

Consortium for Historical Inquiry in Nursing and Health Care

The aim of this group is to bring students, faculty and members of the wider community together to expand knowledge of the history of nursing. Click on digital collections to find many interesting resources.

Florence Nightingale Letters

Visit here to see an amazing collection of Florence Nightingale letters and a link to a biography of her life.

Florence Nightingale Museum
Florence Nightingale is renowned as one of the pioneers of modern nursing. This London-based Museum houses artefacts owned or used by Nightingale, material connected with the Crimean war, as well as military, hospital and nursing memorabilia.

Infant Feeding Devices

An interesting collection of infant feeding devices is in the Woodward Biomedical Library at the University of British Columbia and is available for viewing on this site.

Mussallem Biography Project

The family of Dr. Helen Mussallem created a website for friends, colleagues and family to participate in writing this beloved nurse’s biography. Dr. Mussallem is an Honourary Member of the BC History of Nursing Society.

Nursing History Digitization Project: Nursing Education in Nova Scotia

This site explores the history of nursing education in Nova Scotia from 1890 to the late 20th century. Narrative text, photographs and documents from twenty nursing schools in Nova Scotia are found on this interesting site.

The Peggy Sutherland Site

These web pages contain resources for nursing and the health professions. Click on nursing, then history of nursing, for some valuable links to historical resources.

Providence Health Care

Information on the history of the Hospitals founded by this umbrella organization can be found on this site.

The Collected Works of Florence Nightingale

A work in progress: all the available surviving writing of Florence Nightingale will be published in the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, by Dr. Lynne MacDonald, University of Guelph, Ontario.

University of British Columbia School of Nursing

Visit this site if you are looking for information on the history of the School of Nursing. Click on Alumnae (In Memorium) and read tributes to graduates of the School.

Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association

One of Canada’s premiere nursing schools is proud of its more than 8,000 graduates. This newly developed website helps to preserve the school’s 99-year legacy, support its alumnae and foster connectedness between its members.

British Columbia Nurses Memorial Book

The BC Nurses Memorial Book, initiated in the early 1990’s by RNABC, is now available for viewing on-line. The book tells the stories of nursing pioneers who made significant contributions to nursing in British Columbia and to the nursing profession.

Early UBC Nursing Graduates: The Ethel John’s Years 1921-1925

This interesting publication, written by noted historians Glennis Zilm and Ethel Warbinek, has brief annotated profiles and some photographs of UBC School of Nursing Graduates from the Ethel John’s Years. All 73 diploma and degree graduates until 1925 are included.