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History of Nursing Forum

Preserving and sharing nursing history

We aim to protect, preserve, share and cherish nursing heritage and support and promote member interest in nursing history.

The History of Nursing Forum works closely with the RCN to publish articles in the RCN magazines. You can browse and access these articles.

There are articles on a range of topics including the history of learning disability nursing, men in nursing, racism in nursing, infection control and witches.  We regularly put forward ‘behind the scenes’ articles on our Forum activities, such as our exhibitions and events. 

We want to showcase more history of nursing activities from across the UK, whether you’re working on local nursing history, a particular nursing event or your family history.

The articles are usually written with our Communications Team, often in an ‘in conversation’ style. We’re interested in work in progress as well as completed projects. 

If you have a history of nursing topic you are passionate about and want to share with other RCN members, please email us at popping ‘Bulletin Article Suggestion’ in the header.

Public Health Forum Our Work

Our work

Discover what we're working on now and what we're planning for the future
Public health forum meet the team

Meet the team

Find out more about our committee members and the forum professional lead

Valuing Forums: History of Nursing Forum

History of Nursing exhibitions


We co-curate these with the RCN Library and Archive Service.  
Public Health events


Upcoming history of nursing conferences, workshops and study days


Read the latest views on the history of nursing


We welcome your views. Have your say on the latest consultations

Forum Library Subject Guide

Library subject guide

Discover key history of nursing information resources including books, reports and journal articles
Public Health News

Related news

Read the latest RCN history of nursing updates 
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Nursing History articles

Check the latest RCN Bulletin history of nursing articles

Join our Forum Facebook group

RCN Facebook groups are a place where you can get involved in honest and open discussions on the issues that affect you and your field of practice. This group is for all things related to the history of nursing.