Nursing Credits

Day 01: Depart for England
  Depart from a New York area airport and make your way to England. The stunning beauty and friendly people alone are worth a visit!​  

Day 02: Arrival London, England
Upon arrival, the group will be met by your local guide and head into town for a panoramic driving tour of the city. Discover the iconic landmarks, architectural and cultural diversity, and fascinating history that makes London the most visited city in the world. Your London sightseeing tour will take you on a non-stop precession of recognizable landmarks, including The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Nelson’s Column, the Marble Arch and much more.

Head onward to the hotel where lunch is on your own this afternoon. All travelers will gather with your guide for an early afternoon orientation and welcome.

Check into your hotel this afternoon. The Melia White House Hotel is exceptionally located a short walk from the world-renowned shopping streets of Oxford Circus and Regents Street. All rooms are non-smoking and offer hairdryers, free Wi-Fi, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, 24-hour room service, and onsite dining. 

Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening at a local restaurant. 

Overnight:  White House Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Dinner

Day 03: London - Professional Program, Cultural & Medical History 

After breakfast, the group will depart for a visit to the Tower of London. Learn about 1,000 years of history at this World Heritage Site where they house the Crown Jewels and the famous ravens. Explore the tower and learn about the many infamous prisoners they used to house in the cells and dungeons.

Immediately following, visit the Royal London Hospital Museum which has cared for the community of East London since 1740. Their archives and museum collection document the hospital from its earliest days as well as some of the fascinating nurses and doctors who have worked there. The museum also shares information on key figures including Edith Cavell and Joseph Merrick (the ‘Elephant Man’).

Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant or pub today.

Spend the afternoon exploring the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum. Established in 1842, their museum showcases the history of British pharmacy and has many beautifully displayed artifacts. The museum collections cover all aspects of British pharmacy history, from the 1400s up to the present day including early printed books on herbs and early pharmacopoeias dating back to the 1400s.

Dinner is by individual arrangement (own expense).

Overnight:  White House Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 04: Professional Program

 Continue your explorations of the Old Operating Theatre Museum. Your guided visit will include a tour of the facilities and information on the history of the facility. Housed in the attic of the church of old St. Thomas’ hospital, this fascinating museum offers unique insight into the history of medicine and surgery. The timber framed Herb Garret was once used to dry and store herbs for medicine.

Next make your way to visit the Gordon Museum of Pathology, whose exhibits have approximately 8,000 pathological specimens in their collection.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant this afternoon.

Spend the afternoon visiting St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum. Founded in 1123, the hospital provided care on the site in Smithfield for nearly 900 years. Their archives and museum collection include documents from the 12th to 21st centuries among other items. The hospital’s long history is brought to life through the permanent exhibition including a variety of art works.

Return to the hotel where dinner is on your own.

For those with the energy you might opt to take in a show this evening at a local theater!
Overnight:  White House Hotel (or similar)​​
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 05: The Life & Times of Florence Nightingale
The group will depart after breakfast for a guided walking tour of London dedicated to the life of Florence Nightingale. Walk in the footsteps of the 'mother of nursing' and discover the life of Florence Nightingale through the places where she lived and worked. This walk lasts approximately 2.5 hours and will be conducted at a reasonable walking pace so please wear appropriate footwear. End your tour back at the Florence Nightingale Museum, which celebrates the life and work of the world’s most famous nurse.

Time permitting pop in to see St. Thomas’ Hospital for a tour of the hospital. Florence Nightingale greatly influenced the design of the new St Thomas’ Hospital with its innovative ‘design and connected walkways. She recognized the importance of design for improving hygiene and health.

Lunch will be provided this afternoon.

The afternoon is planned to schedule a visit to a local hospital or with an organization such as the Royal College of Nursing. Meet with representatives to discuss nursing and medicine in London today. Compare the challenges you face in providing care in today’s world.

 This evening dinner is on your own 
OvernightWhite House Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

​​Day 06: Professional & Cultural Program
This morning the group will visit the Chelsea Physic Gardens. Tucked away beside the Thames, Chelsea Physic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in London and houses around 5,000 different medicinal, herbal, edible, and useful plants. The garden’s warm micro-climate means that many tender plants flourish here including the largest outdoor fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world’s most northerly outdoor grapefruit tree. 

Late this morning you will have some free time to shop at Harrods or Harvey Nichols.

Enjoy afternoon tea in a local restaurant.

Continue your professional exchange today during a meeting with nursing and medical historians from the Royal Society of Medicine (or similar). Continue discussions around the healthcare of yesterday compared to that of today as well as a chance to analyze how historical solutions apply to today's issues.

Dinner is by individual arrangement (own expense).

Overnight: White House Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Stonehenge & St. Mary's Parish Church
Depart London today for Stonehenge (approximately a 2 hour drive each way). Your visit includes a chance to walk around the stone circle dating back 4,500 years to learn about the world’s best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Wander around the Neolithic Houses outside the visitor’s center to see the tools and objects of everyday life that have been discovered. Time permitting, perhaps visit their little shop to take home a souvenir.

Head to lunch at a local restaurant or pub before stopping to see St. Margaret’s Church.

The parish church of St. Margaret of Antioch is a stone structure consecrated in 1215, when granted a charter to hold an annual fair on the eve of St Margaret's Day. The church is famous as the burial site of Florence Nightingale, whose family home was in nearby Embley Park. A formal request has been submitted to visit theEmbley House (summer home), now part of  a school.

Dinner will be provided at a local restaurant this evening

Overnight: White House Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Professional & Cultural Exploration
Today head out to explore The Foundling Museum and Wellcome Collection. The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery. Dating back to the 18th century, they house many treasured objects relating to medical history, but they also have showcased the work of celebrated artists, from William Hogarth and Paula Rego, to Grayson Perry, Tracy Emin and Cornelia Parker. They offer a lively program of concerts, workshops, talks and special events throughout the year.

Continue onward to explore the Wellcome Collection, a free museum and library that “aims to challenge how we all think and feel about health”. Through exhibitions, collections, live programming, digital, broadcast and publishing, they create opportunities for people to think deeply about the connections between science, medicine, life and art. Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853-1936) was a pharmacist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and collector during his life.

Lunch will be provided this afternoon. 

The afternoon is dedicated to exploring the Museum of the Order of St. John, its crypt and priory church. Explore the unique and fascinating story of an ancient religious military Order, from its origins caring for sick pilgrims in 11th-century Jerusalem, through to its modern-day role with St. John Ambulance, the international first aid charity.
Overnight:  White House Hotel (or similar)​
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: Depart for the USA or continue on to the optional extension
​Enjoy some time this morning to relax before heading to the airport to check in for your flight home. Depending on the flight time, lunch is by individual arrangement.​
Meals: Breakfast

Note: An optional extension opportunity to Cambridge & Oxford will be available for those interested in extending. 

Professional Participants - As this Nanda Journey is focused primarily on professional development, costs associated with your participation on the program may be tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Consult with a tax professional to determine eligibility.

Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on availability of hotels, flights and hosting organizations at the time of finalization of booking. Comparable meetings and activities will be arranged should an itinerary change be necessary. 30 days before departure, a finalized itinerary will be available and reflect final details.

Medical and Nursing History Journey to London: 200th Anniversary of the Birth of

Florence Nightingale led by Dr. Patricia Hanes



Dr. Hanes is an international speaker and author on nursing and medical history, disasters, and nursing education. She is a Professor Emeritus of Nursing and Public Health and developer/director of the MSN in Nursing Education at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. She developed and teaches disaster nursing and emergency preparedness, developed a disaster education program in public health, and is developing a doctoral level nursing history program. She has a PhD in nursing and master’s degrees in nursing/nursing education, adult education and distance learning, and disaster preparedness and emergency management. 

Dr. Hanes currently serves on the

Boards of the American Association

for the History of Nursing and the

Western Conservancy of Nursing

History and is a member of the

American Association for the History

of Medicine.

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You are invited to become part of a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a custom-designed Medical & Nursing History Journey to England. The journey’s leader, Dr. Patricia Hanes, is a renowned international speaker on nursing and medical history, disasters, and nursing education.  Spend a week in London exploring the history of nursing and medicine with a special focus on commemorating the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Walk in the footsteps of the 'mother of nursing' and discover the life of Florence Nightingale through the places where she lived and worked including a stop at the Florence Nightingale Museum. Travel on this program will provide an opportunity to learn about the history of nursing and medicine in England with visits to a variety of medical museums such as the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum, Old Operating Theatre, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum and Chelsea Physic Gardens. You'll also interact with nursing and medical historians from facilities such as the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal Society of Medicine. Visit a traditional English Pub for lunch and a beer and explore some of the iconic sites of London including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament. Explore the Tower of London with your own local guide and head outside the city for a road trip to visit the iconic site of Stonehenge.

OPTIONAL EXTENSION: Pre-program extension to Cambridge & Oxford - Coming Soon

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Information and support  to aid in your travel preparation

Costs to obtain a passport

Exclusively developed professional program in collaboration with Journey leader

International airfare (from designated US gateway city)

Airfare for domestic flight to gateway city

All in-country transportation for the group (including airport transfers)

Accommodations in four to five star hotels

24/7 professional English speaking guide

Individual departure taxes (where applicable)

Fees for all services, most tips and taxes

Professionally led daily program – see itinerary for full details

Travel insurance

Daily breakfast and most lunches & dinner, as specified in the itinerary

10-20 Hours of professional exchanges with counterparts in host  country

Formal and informal meetings with your peers to increase your global knowledge of your profession

Unique insight and knowledge about current issues and challenges related to your profession

24-hour support from US Nanda Journeys office and in-country support

Partnerships in every country to which we travel