Professional Nursing

Evolution in America

Achieving  professional status for nurses was  a long and, at times, rocky process. . This website plans telling the history of nurses and nursing examines the rocks and boulders -obstacles – that nurses overcame as they  progressed  along the path.

Topics Covered

  • In the beginning – Colonial Times

  • Control of Practice

    • Accountability

    • Certification and credentials

  • Nurse Practice Acts – Protection Nurse and Public

  • Nursing Organizations – Building for the future

  • Professional Practice

    • Research

    • Ethics