Nursing History

Nursing History:  ICN is delighted by the increased interest in the history of the nursing profession.  At the ICN Congress in Melbourne, a main session will be held on this subject entitled On the Shoulders of Giants: Nursing History.  More information on this session and other events at Congress is available on the Congress website. In addition, we are pleased to highlight that the Board of Directors of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine have signed an agreement to manage the original site of Clara Barton's Missing Soldier's Office. Clara Barton, an American Civil War nurse and founder of the American Red Cross, ran the Missing Soldiers' Office following the war, responding to over 63,000 letters, publishing lists of the names of the missing and eventually identifying the fate of over 22,000 men. The Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office is now undergoing restoration.  For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 13:22