Weather Advisory: Normal University operations are suspended for Wednesday, February 20, 2019, due to inclement weather.

Visit www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/ for more information.

Skip to main content

Nursing Through Time

The following timeline pages highlight the major events and milestones in Nursing between 1700 and 2000, providing historical context for how nursing developed as a profession and an occupation during these years. The various timelines address a wide range of topics critical to comprehending and broadening our understanding of health care and nursing concerns, including the role of professional nurses, nurse shortages, workplace problems and public health issues.