Record

CodeDS747
Dates1903-1967
Person NameNurses' Christian Movement; 1903-1967; Alias Nurses' Missionary Union, 1906-1906, and the Nurses' Missionary League, 1906-1941.
EpithetAlias Nurses' Missionary Union, 1906-1906, and the Nurses' Missionary League, 1906-1941.
ActivityThe Nurses' Christian Movement was founded in 1903. The Movement was established with the aim of uniting, as volunteer members, all nurses who either intended to become foreign missionaries or who were interested in Christian work at home or abroad. The Union initiated and supported the formation of 'unions' of Christian nurses in hospitals who would meet at regular times for prayer, Bible study and missionary reading. In addition, it ran annual summer recruitment camps and established an 'Our Own Mission Fund' to offer financial support for the work of nurses and to aid the purchase of medical supplies for hospitals abroad. The efforts of their members were supported by publications which included monthly letters, Bible Study Notes and a newsletter entitled 'Nurses Near and Far'. The Movement was dissolved in 1967, though a new trust, the Discovery Foundation, was established with the aim of continuing their work.
RelationshipsDiscovery Foundation for Christian Work Among Nurses and Associated Professions
Corporate NameNurses' Christian Movement