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Nursing History: Supplemental Readings

Ordering a book from Lightner Library

Since the ASAP program is accelerated, ordering books from Lightner Library is not the most efficient method of getting books. Interlibrary loan takes time because the books are mailed to you. Another option is to access our database of full text electronic books, EBSCO Ebooks.

When you have a long term research project and have time to wait order books, use our online interlibrary loan system, ILLiad. You must register with ILLiad by creating a username and password.

Once you are registered with ILLiad, you can make requests for books and articles. You will also have the ability to track your requests online. Articles are delivered electronically but books come in the mail. NUR316 is only 2 weeks, so please remember that interlibrary loan takes time ~ sometimes several weeks. Don't procrastinate!


LeVasseur, J. (1998). Plato, Nightingale, and contemporary nursing. Image: Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 30(3), 281-285.

This article can be retrieved from Lightner Library's ProQuest database. Click on the link below, log into ProQuest and type  Plato Nightingale into the search box. This very specific search will easily produce the full-text article for you.


The following titles are available at Lightner Library through interlibrary loan. 

Breckenridge, M. (1952). Wide neighborhoods: A story of the Frontier Nursing Service. New York: Harper & Brothers.

Carnegie, M. (1986). The path we tread: Blacks in nursing, 1854 - 1984. New York: J.B. Lippincott.

Cohn, V. (1975). Sister Kenny: The woman who challenged the doctors. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota.

Daniels, D. (1995). Always a sister: The feminism of Lillian D. Wald. New York: Feminist Press.

Donahue, M. P. (1985). Nursing, the finest art: An illustrated history. St. Louis: C.V. Mosby Co.

Driscoll, V. (1976). Legitimizing the profession of nursing: The distinct mission of the New York State nurses association. Schenectady, NY: Foundation of the New York State Nurses Association.

Federal Security Agency, Public Health Service. (1950). The United States Cadet Nurse Corps, 1943 - 1948. Washington, D.C.: United States Printing Office.

Gordon, S. (1997). Life support: Three nurses on the front lines. Boston: Little, Brown & Co.

Henderson, V. (1966). The nature of nursing: A definition and its implication for practice, research, and education. New York: Macmillan.

Kalisch, P. & Kalisch, B. (1995). The advance of American nursing (3rd ed.). Boston: Little Brown & Co.

Kalisch, P. & Kalisch, B. (1987). The changing image of the nurse. Boston: Addison-Wesley.

Norman, E. (1990). Women at war: The story of fifty military nurses who served in Vietnam. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

O'Lynn, C.E. & Tranbarger, R.E. (Eds.). (2007). Men in nursing: History, challenges, and opportunities. New York: Springer.

Reverby, S. (1987). Ordered to care: The dilemma of American nursing, 1850 - 1945. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Staupers, M. (1961). No time for prejudice. A story of the integration of Negroes in nursing in the United States. New York: Macmillan.




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