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Researching British Army Nurses (06 Nov-18 Dec 17) Featured

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Are you interested in learning researching skills?  Then this course is for you!



Join us to learn researching skills using authentic records about British Army nurses, covering the period from the Victorian wars to more recent times.

The course will last six weeks. Each week, we will use archival documents to explore different periods and different aspects of historical research, allowing us to place the information in context and make sense of it. Participants will also have the opportunity to publish their military nursing research on the British Army Nurses wiki at


We will cover:

  • Using medal rolls and the challenges of transcription, context, and language.
  • Using newspaper and journal archives, and the ethics of historical research.
  • Using diaries and letters, and military nursing as part of the wider history of women and of nursing.
  • Using photographs and paintings, identifying uniforms and badges.
  • Using the Census and definitions of nurses and nursing.
  • Using The National Archives, Kew, and the importance of corroboration

Course Date: 06 Nov 17 - 18 Dec 17

Duration: 6 Weeks

Commitment: 3hrs/week

Requirement: Open to all

Course type: Instructor Led

Credential: Certificate

To Apply click HERE


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A Career in Army Nursing


The QARANC employs Officers and Soldiers in both the Regular and Reserve Army, as Registered Nurses, Student Nurses, and Health Care Assistants, and we are always looking for people. If you are interested in a career as a Nurse or Health Care Assistant which also offers other great opportunities then you are just the person we are looking for. A career in the QARANC is more than a job, you will have access to extensive training and development opportunities, not just related to your job, but personal development too. You will have the opportunity to use your skills in diverse settings – wherever the Army is employed health care professionals from the QARANC are there. Right now there are QARANC personnel working around the world, including Sierra Leone, Canada, Mali, Afghanistan, Germany, and Cyprus. Being in the QARANC you will have access to, and be expected to undertake adventurous training, and you will have access to free medical and dental care, as well as robust annual leave and pension package. For information contact a member of the QARANC recruiting team on: 01276 412741, 01276 412742 or 01276 412740 or visit

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