On 13th February, QNIS and RCN are hosting an event looking at the history of health promotion in the community.
This free event, taking place at the RCN Scotland offices, will will explore the fascinating history of the QNIS, focusing on the role which Queen’s Nurses adopted in health promotion. The presentation will draw on materials from the QNIS Archive, maintained by the RCN.
District nursing origins can be traced back to 1859 when philanthropist William Rathbone pioneered the provision of nursing within poorer communities. 1887 saw the Queen’s Nurses established and in 1889 a training institute was set up in Edinburgh. For over 100 years, Queen’s Nurses promoted health and wellbeing in the communities of Scotland. Today, the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland promotes excellence in community nursing to improve the health and well-being of the people of Scotland.
Dr Alison O’Donnell (RCN History of Nursing Society) and Clare Cable (QNIS Chief Executive and Nurse Director) look forwarding to welcomingyou to this event at 4pm on February 13th.
4pm, Monday February 13th,
42 South Oswald Road,