A Look at Famous Nurses in History
Nursing has been one of the most respected professions. Nurses deal with the sick and infirmed with compassion and understanding. They also need a high level of medical knowledge in order to treat patients. To do so, they need to complete an appropriate level of medical education.
In the course of history, many individuals have made an impact in the field of nursing. Pioneers in nursing such as Clara Barton, who created the Red Cross and Florence Nightingale, who was one of the first women to go onto a battlefield to attend to wounded soldiers are just a few of the nurses who have made significant contributions in the field of nursing, nursing education and medicine.
There are several other nurses that have played important roles in nursing history. Nurses such as Mary Seacole, Dorothea Dix, Margaret Sanger and others have served important roles in nursing. Each have provided important advances in the nursing profession and need to be appreciated. So, in order to learn more about these influential pioneers, we have collected a number of links to help you learn more.
We hope you enjoy learning more about these great nurses, and feel free to pass this along to others.
- Who is Clara Barton?
- Mary Seacole Information
- Mary Seacole
- Adventures of Mrs. Seacole
- Florence Nightingale Biography
- Tribute Page for Florence Nightingale
- Dorothea Dix
- Helen Fairchild – Army Nurse
- Nurse Helen Fairchild
- Mary Todd Lincoln
- Mary Elizabeth Mahoney Biography
- Top Nurses
- Linda Richards Overview
- Walt Whitman
- Florence Blake Information
- Florence G. Blake