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The History of Nursing


Famous Nurses in History

Top Nurses in History: Anna Caroline Maxwell

Top Nurses in History: Anna Caroline Maxwell

American Nurse Anna Caroline Maxwell had a history spanning 1851 through 1929.


Top Nurses in History: Cicely Saunders

Top Nurses in History: Cicely Saunders

Learn about Cicely Saunders, one of the top nurses in history and her hospice movement regarding care of the terminally ill from Jacksonville University.


Top Nurses in History: Clara Barton

Top Nurses in History: Clara Barton

American Red Cross organizer Clara Barton was also a patent clerk and a humanitarian.


Top Nurses in History: Florence Nightingale

Top Nurses in History: Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale is perhaps the most well-known nurse in history. Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy.


Top Nurses in History: Margaret Sanger

Top Nurses in History: Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger who founded the American Birth Control League as a leader of the modern birth control movement.


Top Nurses in History: Mary Eliza Mahoney

Top Nurses in History: Mary Eliza Mahoney

First well-known African American Nurse in the United States – Mary Eliza Mahoney co-founder of NACGN.


Nursing History: The First Army Nurse Corps

Nursing History: The First Army Nurse Corps

In 1901, the U.S. Congress authorized the very first Army Nurse Corps and these patriots have been part of the military conflicts that dominated the 20th century and more.


The Evolution of Nursing Scrubs

The Evolution of Nursing Scrubs

Nurses mostly wear scrubs today but that was not always how it was. How did it come to be that nurses would wear scrubs each day to work?