Center for Nursing History

The Center for Nursing History was established at Purdue University in 2003, with major funding obtained in 2004.

The Center's collections specialize in:

  • Nursing History
  • Nursing Ethics
  • Culturally-based nursing organizations
  • History of Purdue School of Nursing

The Center is located in Johnson Hall of Nursing on Purdue's West Lafayette campus, where you can find easy access to historical papers and artifacts, computers linking to international archival databases, and the assistance of two doctorally-prepared nurse historians.

The Center promotes nursing scholarship by providing an archival repository for the preservation of the work of nursing scholars and a forum for interactive dialogue on historical, ethical, and cultural issues important to 21st century nursing and healthcare.


Consider contributing to the advancement of nursing history by becoming a Center member! Contributions are tax deductible. To become a member, please print and complete this form, and mail it with your check.


Center for Nursing History
Purdue University School of Nursing
502 N. University Street
Johnson Hall of Nursing
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2069
FAX (765) 494-6339

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