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!

Donate to AAHN

Help support AAHN by donating to the general AAHN fund, the Eleanor Krohn Herrmann Memorial Lecture Fund, or to the Research Endowment Fund. All money helps to support the initiatives of AAHN and allows the association to further assist research in nursing and health care history. Your support is invaluable to these endeavors! And, as always, your contributions are tax deductible. Donate today!


Upcoming Events

Save the Date

35th Annual AAHN Nursing Conference
San Diego, CA
September 13-15, 2018
Co-Sponsored by San Diego State University School of Nursing
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Call for Abstracts

Institutional Members

Barbara Bates
Samuel Merritt University
St. John Fisher College


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