Florence Nightingale: Founder Of Modern Nursing

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Florence Nightingale Do you know the person who was the founder of modern nursing? Florence Nightingale was known as the Lady of the Lamp, and was a British nurse, social reformer, and also a statistician (3). Florence Nightingale had a good education, made many contributions as a biologist, has received many awards, and inspired many.
Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy on May 12, 1820. Florence was born to William and Frances Nightingale and they were a wealthy family. Florence also had a sister named Frances Parthenope Verney; Frances was an English writer and journalist. Florence was the younger of the two. At the age of 90, Florence died in London, England on August 13, 1910. . One can find Florence buried at St. Margaret
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Florence worked during the Crimean War as a nurse who helped soldiers in Turkey. She was in charge of British nursing during the Crimean War. Florence turned unsanitary hospitals and into clean hospitals. She also proved that sick people can be cured with well-trained nurses and clean hospitals. With all that Florence proved she was the founder of modern nursing. As a biologist Florence Nightingale made many different contributions to the world. Florence and her team of nurses improved many unsanitary hospitals into clean hospitals in Britain during the Crimean War. Florence also helped fund the creation of St. Thomas Hospital and inside was the Nightingale Training School for Nurses. The Nightingale Training School for Nurses was a training school that Florence Nightingale established…show more content…
Florence Nightingale inspired a lady by the name of Linda Richards. Linda Richards was the first trained nurse in the United States. With Florence’s mentoring Linda was able to become a nursing pioneer in the United States and Japan. Linda Richards and many others were inspired by Florence Nightingale 's great work. At a very early age Florence knew that she was meant to be a nurse, because she was always helping the poor and ill. At the same time that Florence was creating modern nursing Clara Barton was creating the American Red Cross. Along with modern nursing the American Red Cross Organization is still used to this day. Also at the same time Elizabeth Blackwell was working to be the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States. Elizabeth Blackwell was also a British physician. Without the discoveries from these women our medical world would not be the same. During the time that Florence Nightingale was creating modern nursing the civil war was going on. Also the discoveries of Florence Nightingale made great contributions to the world. Florence created the first nursing school, and she also made nursing a true profession. Also during Florence’s career, she save many lives and turned many unsanitary hospitals into clean and safe ones
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