Saving and Celebrating Nursing History


The historical journey of the Western Conservancy of Nursing History is a fascinating combination of stories about compassion, dedication, and perseverance.

“In contrast to the well-established conservation of nursing history in the East, there has been no similar effort to document the events and movements that have occurred in—or affected—nursing in the West. Fortunately, that is about to change with the founding of the Western Conservancy of Nursing History (WCNH).”

–Kathleen Ruccione, MPH, RN, FAAN

Read more about WCNH’s history in Ruccione’s article, “More Than Just an Old Brick,” from Advance for Nurses,

Contact Information


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