As part of the Illinois College of Nursing’s commitment to help raise awareness of nursing as an evolving and progressive discipline and to inspire and facilitate further scientific advancements in the field of nursing, the College is organizing a museum dedicated to nursing history and innovation.



Through the preservation and exhibition of nursing and medical artifacts, educational programs, research initiatives and community partnerships, the Museum of Nursing History and Science will strive to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation for the nursing profession and help promote its continued advancement.

With over 300 medical and nursing artifacts, the College is currently looking to find a permanent location to house the Museum of Nursing History and Science.

Nursing Science and Innovation Program

Gain valuable hands on experience

In collaboration with the Museum of Nursing History and Science, the Illinois College of Nursing offers science and innovation programs which ignite curiosity, inspire ideas, facilitate nursing research, and instill a passion for nursing science and technology.

evidence-based research

Through an understanding and appreciation of the evolution of nursing, these programs integrate evidence-based research and science-based frameworks to promote research and innovation in the field of nursing science.