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Established in Fall of 2013*, the Nursing Science Society crest brings together the very elements that define what it means to be a part of the Nursing Science Society: leadership, tradition, and care.

This crest represents who we are. We are the Nursing Science Society.

Motto: "Vincat Scientia Morbos"

This is Latin for “conquering disease through knowledge.” As leaders in health care, we are called to a battle each and every single day. We brave each new day with leadership - working to advocate and respect the needs of our patients. We brave each new day rooted in tradition - continuing the legacy of the valiant health care professionals before us. We brave each new day with the passion to care - understanding that our work will never be finished, but our impact will be boundless.

Florence Nightingale’s Lamp

It was made most prominent during the time of the Crimean War, when Florence Nightingale circulated wards filled with wounded soldiers to ensure that they were well. Just as her lamp lit up the dark and gloomy nights, she lit up the lives of those she cared for. It is because of her dedication and selflessness that Florence Nightingale is an inspiration to nurses everywhere. Her leadership is a beacon of hope for nurses who face challenges every day.


The Three Crowns


These crowns represent the “Three C’s of Nursing” by Lynda Hall. Lynda was an advocate for the critically ill and developed this theory of care in the 1960s. The Three C’s of Nursing are core, cure, and care. Core represents the person or patient whom nursing care is directed towards. Cure is the attention given to patients by health care professionals, as well as the treatment focus. Care is the comfort measures used to meet the needs of patients. It is through the understanding of these values that nurses are able to provide quality care.



The Caduceus is a symbol representing the tradition of medicine. It is important to note that we only see half of this figure. This is attributed to concept of nurses being life-long learners. We are rooted in our journey here at Queen’s University, and what we will make of it is yet to be discovered.