Links to Nursing History

Aberdeen School of Nursing Archives


Compiled by Ivy Catherine Gibson

Check out their Website

Lots of photographs and artifacts to see. Copy and paste address below to your browser.

The History of Dalhousie University's Nursing Program

by Peter Twohig

Copy and paste the above url into your browser to read the story of Dalhousie University's Nursing Program

 (A History of Victoria General Hospital)

Story of sinking of Llandovery Castle by Lesa Light

The website below contains a photo of the  Class of 1955, Glace Bay General School of Nursing,
Click line below to see photo


Link to Nursing, the Canadian Encyclopedia

Nursing - The Canadian Encyclopedia

Link to Canadian War Museum/Nursing

St. Mary's University Graduate Student Project, 2018
A History of the Thermometer by graduate student Paige Weatherbee:

Below are three excellent nursing history projects by graduate students
 in the Atlantic Canada Studies program
at St. Mary's University.

Tara Lyle-Tanner's project is the history of syringes. Please Click below.

Diane Obed's project is the history of VGH Nursing Uniforms. Please click below.

Malcolm (Mac) Capstick's project is the history of VGH Male Nurses

Please click below.

VGH Male Nurses_PDF

History of the St. Paul's Hospital Operating Room Post Basic Program for Registered Nurses"

by Gloria Stephens

Copy the link below to your browesr to access the story.

Access Newsletters from Canadian Association of the History of Nursing
by clicking below

News from the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
Sheri MacLellan, Corporative Services, is the new contact person. Phone 902 491 9744 –L252


“Nearly 100 years after their deaths, a Canadian diplomat discovers the story of ‘nursing sisters’ from Ontario and Nova Scotia who died during one of the First World War’s most infamous and brutal campaigns”


For stories of wartime nurses click below and then click Women at War

Those Splendid Girls: The Heroic Service of Prince Edward Island Nurses in the Great War
by Katherine Dewar

Click the link below for more information on this published (2014) book

Halifax Women's History Society
To learn more about this society please click the link below.

Links to other Nursing History Websites, Newsletters, etc.

Chronicle Herald, June 23, 2014
Book launch by Ron Caplan
 WW1 interview book nurses/soldiers CB Highlanders, click below:

A Place for Midwifery in NS
An audio project

Link to Canadian Association of the History of Nursing

 Canadian Association of the History of Nursing 
Newsletter for Fall

Dalhousie School of Nursing Inquiring Minds awards.
 Five people have been honoured recently, including  Barbara Keddy, a board member of Nursing History Nova Scotia.

Archives and Anecdotes: Telling the Story of CAHN/ACHN (Canadian Association of the History of Nursing)

With funding from the Registered Nurses Association of Nova Scotia, Barbara Keddy travelled the province
conducting oral histories with nurses who had graduated from the 1920s to the 1940s,
eventually placing the transcribed tapes in the Nova Scotia archives. 

The Digitization Project at Mount Saint Vincent University

This site, which was developed by the Mount Saint Vincent University Archives, explores the history of nursing education in Nova Scotia from 1890, when the Victoria General Hospital established the first nursing school in Nova Scotia, to the late twentieth century.  Listen to interviews done by Barbara Keddy.

Included at the above website is a list of dates and historical information on the hospital based Nursing Schools in Nova Scotia and the History of Nursing Education in Nova Scotia.  

 British Columbia History of Nursing website.

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