Florence Nightingale Archetype

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Have you ever wondered who was the most famous nurse in history or the founder of modern nursing? It was Florence Nightingale, who was truly an amazing woman for everything she had accomplished. I plan to focus on how she reformed nursing and the efforts she took as a nurse during the Crimean War. Florence Nightingale achieved so much greatness against all odds and was the most brilliant reformer in history for the sanitary, medical, and nursing work she wrote and developed about. Nurse Nightingale is definitely a woman I would look up to, because she shows that women do have a part in our history and women can do anything they set their minds to do. Lynn McDonald, who is a professor of sociology at the University of Guelph and Director…show more content…
She was born on May 12th, 1820 in Florence, Tuscany and she died in Park Lane, London, England on August 13th, 1910 at the age of 90. She was born into a rich, upper-class family and her parents were William Edward Nightingale and Frances Nightingale. Florence Nightingale fits into the female archetype of soldier. She served as a nurse during the Crimean War and where she also developed and founded modern nursing. Florence Nightingale was never married even though she was being courted by a man named Richard Monckton Milnes. After nine years of courtship she ended the relationship because she believed that courtship and the possibility of marriage was interfering with her calling to be a nurse. During the Crimean War was when Florence Nightingale’s famous contributions to nursing came and her pursuit of nursing reform became her main focus of interest. That was due to the horrific conditions, the wounded were left in from the battle field. She was put in charge of nursing when allied and British soldiers in Turkey had been wounded. She never did have any children as her main focus was on reforming nursing. Nightingale was baptized in the Church of England and when she was home she attended church, but some of Nightingales grandparents we Unitarians, but her parents and her remained at the Church of England, even though Nightingale disagreed with it theological
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