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The Center for Nursing History of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Students studying the renal system with Sister Hope Vahey at College Misericordia, circa 1970s

Funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the Center for Nursing History of Northeastern Pennsylvania was founded at Misericordia University in 2005. The Center serves as a unique repository of regional nursing history through artifacts, documents, photographs, textiles, and more. The Center is devoted to the advancement of scholarship and research by bringing the history of nursing and nursing education in the greater Wyoming Valley to life through teaching, exhibitions, sponsored events, and digital media.

First graduating class of Pittston Hospital School of Nursing, 1915

The Center for Nursing History collection is a special collection held in the Sister Mary Carmel McGarigle Archives in the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. The collection was started to collect and provide access to personal histories that document the experiences of nurses and the history of the nursing profession in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

For more information about the Center, contact Donna Ayers Snelson, Director of the Center of Nursing History, at dsnelson [at] misericordia [dot] edu.

Find out more information about the Center's collection at the Misericordia University Archives. Many of the Center's photographs have been digitized on JSTOR Forum.

The Center is made possible through donations from individuals and organizations that support its mission. We gratefully accept donations of nursing-related materials as well as monetary donations. If you are interested in making a monetary donation, you may donate online through a secure form.

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