It is estimated that there are 39,200 active nurses in Israel (in 2014) serving a population of over 8 million people in the country. The Israeli Society for the History of Nursing (ISHN), which has about one hundred and twenty members, was founded in 2013 and is led by a Coordinating Committee. The members of the Committee are: Prof. Hava Golander, Tel-Aviv University (chairperson); Dr. Dorit Weiss (Head of Nursing Division, General Health Services, Clalit); Prof. Shifra Shvarts, Ben Gurion University of the Negev; Dr. Nira Bartal, Hadassah Medical Center-Hebrew University SON, Jerusalem. ISHN emerged from previous local activities held in Israel over the last twenty years. The society became a member of the European Association for the History of Nursing (EAHN) in 2016. The Society's mission is to promote the development of nursing history in Israel through teaching, research, dissemination of knowledge, conservation of documents, conducting interviews with nursing leaders, and giving expert advice to individuals and interest groups, as well as preserving the heritage of nursing in Israel for future generations.