Virtual History of Nursing Events in April 2021

Upcoming online events at the Royal College of Nursing


Nursing a Pandemic: Leading Through COVID-19 (online event)

Thursday 8 April, 5.30pm

Join us for the fourth in a series of virtual events exploring nursing experiences of the COVID-19 Pandemic. In this event, Estephanie Dunn interviews two nurse leaders on their experiences during COVID-19. Interviewees include Trish Armstrong-Child, a registered general nurse and Chief Executive of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

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Nurses That Roared: From Suffrage to Civil and Patient Rights

Friday 23 April, 5.30pm

Throughout history, nurses have raged and roared, disrupting the status quo and challenging established norms. In this talk Julie Attenborough and Lisa Reynolds fill some of the gaps in the popular history of nursing, from which nurses whose images do not fit a standard mould have been omitted or adapted. We will hear about Catherine Pine, who was deeply involved in the suffrage movement in the early twentieth century, Mabel Staupers who campaigned for the inclusion of Black nurses in the US Army and Navy during World War II and mental health nursing pioneer Annie Altschul, who fought for the rights of marginalised patients. Find out about the collective bravery of those nurses who, through their practice, challenged injustice, disrupted established gender and race roles and took charge of their own futures.

Free and open to all. Book online here: