Nursing, History, and Health Care


This unique site serves as a source of historical background information on issues regarding the nursing profession and the provision of nursing care. It addresses a wide range of topics critical to comprehending and broadening our understanding of health care and nursing concerns, including the role of professional nurses, nurse shortages, workplace problems and public health issues. It provides information on  the historical context in which nursing developed as a profession and an occupation as well as the nursing profession’s contributions to health care in the United States.

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