Nursing History

History provides current nurses with the same intellectual and political tools that determined nursing pioneers applied to shape nursing values and beliefs to the social context of their times. Nursing history is not an ornament to be displayed on anniversary days, nor does it consist of only happy stories to be recalled and retold on special occasions. Nursing history is a vivid testimony, meant to incite, instruct and inspire today's nurses as they bravely tread the winding path of a reinvented health care system.

To find out about these nursing pioneers and their efforts, join the American Association for the History of Nursing.

Membership Information

Becoming a member of AAHN provides you with a spectrum of opportunities to both enrich your professional life and contribute to the field of nursing history. Members receive a discounted rate for the annual meeting and purchasing items from the Shop, as well as a reduced rate for the American Journal of Nursing. Membership includes the annual journal, The Nursing History Review (now also available online) 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.

Regular Member – Individuals interested in the purposes and work of the association. Membership includes full voting privileges, all newsletters and notices, right to hold office and/or serve on committees and inclusion in searchable online Membership Directory. – Dues $150.00 (If you would like to donate $100 to AAHN in addition to the regular membership fee, you will be listed as a Supporting Member.)

Student – Full-time students with an interest in the purposes and work of the association. Membership includes all newsletters and notices, and inclusion in searchable online Membership Directory. – Dues $75.00

Retired Members – Individuals who have been members of the Association and have retired from professional employment. Membership includes, all newsletters and notices, and inclusion in online searchable Membership Directory – Dues $75.00

Agency Member – Agencies, organizations, or corporations, with an interest in the purposes and work of the association. Membership includes all newsletters and notices and inclusion in online searchable Membership Directory. – Dues $150.00

Institutional Member – Dues $500.00 - History centers, schools and departments of nursing, or any agency, organization or corporation with an interest in joining AAHN. Membership includes:

  1. Four representatives will receive full regular member benefits – save $100 compared to purchasing four separate individual memberships (cost of $500 vs. $600).
  2. Reduced group price for Annual Conference registration
  3. Discounted exhibitor space – History Centers or others who chose to become Institutional Members may chose to exhibit at the conference. Institutional Members will receive a 25% discount off the published rates for exhibit space.
  4. Recognition on the AAHN website – Institutional members will be listed on the AAHN home page under a banner heading for the membership category. They will have the option of providing a logo that can be hotlinked to their website in exchange for a reverse link to the AAHN website.

 

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