Nursing & Midwifery

Queen’s Nursing Institute, 1887

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The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) is the oldest nursing charity in the world and works to improve the nursing care of people in their own homes. Their establishment marked the beginning of organized district nursing.

Today, the QNI supports nurses in professional development and has funded hundreds of nurse-led projects, such as support for nurses working with the homeless in the community.

The Queen’s Nursing Institute

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Nightingale is respected worldwide for her pioneering role in developing the nursing profession, her statistical work, and her evidence-based approach to healthcare. In honour of her bicentenary the World Health Organisation have named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

In our special exhibition, you will find out about objects, people and places which tell interesting stories about Florence’s life and legacy. You’ll discover artefacts from her life, people she both inspired and challenged, and places she helped to shape. There’s many more insights too!

Please click on the different sections of her famous coxcomb diagram to explore various aspects of her life and legacy. We hope you enjoy exploring!