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To safeguard the Association’s history, the Historical Society of Delaware was selected as the archival repository for the historical documents, pictures, artifacts, and board minutes belonging to the Delaware Nurse Association. The Society have care for the records according to professional standards and are available for the public to research. The Historical Society is located at 505 Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware. To contact them directly, call (302) 655-7161.

Key Dates

  • Organized April 18, 1911

  • Became part of the American Nurses Association in 1916

  • Incorporated in Delaware April 28, 1919 at the cost of $23.75

  • Granted non-profit status as a 501 (c)(6) by the Internal Revenue Service June 1958

Past Presidents

Leslie Verucci, MSN, RN, APRN-BC
2012-2014

Bonnie Osgood, MSN, RN, CNA-BC
2010-2012

Norine Watson, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
2008-2010

Penelope Seiple, MSN, RN
2006-2008

Patricia Winston, MS, RN
2004-2006

Nancy Rubino, EdD, RN-C
2002-2004

Moonyeen "Kloppy" Klopfenstein, MS, RN
2000-2002

Evelyn Hayes, PhD, RN
1998-2000

Karen Morin, RN, BSN
1997-1998
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