The American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN) is a professional organization open to everyone interested in the history of nursing. Originally founded in 1978 as a historical methodology group, the association was briefly named the International History of Nursing Society. The purpose of the Association shall be to foster the importance of history as relevant to understanding the past, defining the present, and influencing the future of nursing by...Continue

AAHN is a network of discovery that advances historical scholarship in nursing and healthcare and promotes the development of historians.

Promote the appreciation and scholarship of the history of nursing to inform and shape nursing's future.

Membership includes the annual journal, The Nursing History Review and the semi-annual, AAHN Bulletin. At the annual meeting members have the opportunity to meet and discuss historical interests with other nursing history researchers. Join AAHN Today!

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Talking History: "Can We Talk?": Integrating Nursing History into the Curriculum

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Call-in Information

Domestic: 855-212-0212
International: 530-881-1212
Access Code: 639-138-863#

Talking History returns this November! This session, hosted by Dr. Sandra Lewenson, will cover ways and means of integrating history into the nursing curriculum. Join in to discuss how to educate future nurses through the framework of nursing historical inquiry. Learn new ideas and share your thoughts at this informative session! 

Sandra B. Lewenson is a Professor of Nursing at the College of Health Professions, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University in New York. She writes and teaches on topics relating to nursing history, historical methodology, decision-making, and public health nursing. She teaches in the Master of Arts in Nursing Education program preparing nurses to be nurse educators. Throughout her work she integrates the history of nursing in both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Dr. Lewenson is also a Visiting Professor of Nursing at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, teaching historical methodology in the doctoral nursing cohort research course.

Registration is not necessary for this event. Please use the call-in information provided above and call in 5-10 minutes early.

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Dublin, Ireland
September 17-20, 2015
Co-Sponsored by the University College Dublin
Alexander Hotel

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