Saving and Celebrating Nursing History

About the Conservancy

In collaboration with the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society—Iota Sigma Chapter, and the Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing, the Western Conservancy of Nursing History (WCNH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of nursing history. Read more via the links below:

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Western Conservancy of Nursing History is to preserve the history of the nursing profession in the Western United States. We believe in the importance of understanding the historical and scholarly significance of nursing’s past in order to effectively promote its future. Therefore, we pledge to preserve the culture and heritage of nursing through the acquisition, organization, interpretation, preservation, and exhibition of nursing documentation, artifacts, and other media. These collections will be available as a resource for research and other scholarly pursuits, as well function as a medium to communicate to the greater community the pride and honor of a noble and caring profession.

“The longer, the fuller the history, the better the understanding of today and the more accurate the prediction of the future.”

–Winston Churchill

About APU

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical, Christian university committed to God First and excellence in higher education. With 68 bachelor’s degrees, 48 master’s degrees, 18 certificates, 10 credentials, and 9 doctoral programs, the university offers its more than 10,000 students a quality education on campus, online, and at seven regional locations throughout Southern California.

Contact Information


Azusa Pacific University
Monrovia Regional Campus
606 E. Huntington Dr.
Monrovia, CA 91016-3637