This month, we celebrate the 20th
anniversary of Lippincott NursingCenter! In June of 1997, the website formerly known as AJNOnline
became Lippincott’s NursingCenter.com. This look back at our evolution has been eye-opening [credit to the Internet Archive, Wayback Machine
]. As a clinical editor on the NursingCenter team since 2002, there is much that I’d forgotten, as well as some previous features that are now inspiring me with new ideas!
Originally launched in 1993 with grant funding from the Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Nursing, NursingCenter.com was one of the very first Internet sites devoted exclusively to nursing. The site began as AJNNet,
an electronic bulletin board system (BBS) for delivering continuing education to nurses in medically under-served areas. In January 1995, the BBS evolved into a full website called AJNOnline,
the first website to deliver full-text nursing journals (including full-text versions of the American Journal of Nursing
and The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing.)
In June of 1997, the site was renamed Lippincott's NursingCenter with more journals and continuing education offerings than any other nursing site. As more even more nursing resources and references were added, the site was completely redesigned and relaunched several times, always with the goal to be the most comprehensive online nursing portal. In April 2000, NursingCenter merged with SpringNet, Springhouse Corporation's award-winning website.
After several more iterations and redesigns, we’ve come to be known as Lippincott NursingCenter. Today, NursingCenter.com continues to expand, offering a growing library of cutting-edge original content to help nurses and students on their professional journeys.
Please join me on a little video journey through our history!
Twenty years ago, when the web was just in its infancy, Lippincott NursingCenter emerged as a premier online resource for nurses. Our authoritative content, created by nurses for nurses, continues to set us apart as an online nursing resource. We are proud of our exclusive content – enewsletters, nursing tip cards and mnemonics, infographics, and blog – that keeps nurses up-to-date clinically and professionally. And our portfolio of resources has grown to include over 6,000 peer reviewed articles from over 70 trusted Lippincott journals and more than 1,900 continuing education activities. Thank you for being a valuable member of our nursing community.