Florence Nightingale is remembered throughout the world for her heroic, almost superhuman labors in the field of nursing. Florence Nightingale was born in Italy in 1820 and was named Florence after her birthplace. A brilliant child, Florence attained outstanding academic achievement in her years attending school. Florence grew up to be a lively and attractive young woman, admired in her families elite social circle and was expected to make a good marriage, but Florence had other concerns. In 1837, Florence was called by God to do his work. However, Florence did not hear voices or see visions. God called her by making her think for herself. She did not think that she out to do what her family and all of society expected of her—to either get married or look after her married relatives. She wanted to have a career, and this was very unusual of a woman in this time. Florence knew she wanted to help others on her own, but had no idea what she could do. Florence refused to marry several suitors, and at the age of twenty-five told her parents that she wanted to become a nurse. Her parents were appalled at this decision because the idea of nursing was associate with working class women and it was not considered a suitable profession for well-educated women. While the family conflicts over Florence’s future remained unsolved it was decided that Florence would tour Europe. In her travels, Florence undertook months of nursing training, unbeknownst to her family. Florence returned home, still with the dream to become a working nurse, and again voiced this idea to her parents. Her parrients finally agreed and Florence was allowed to become a nurse. Florence, now thirty-one went to work at Kaserworth Hospital in Germany, and was later promoted and moved to a hospital in London. In 1854 Britain, France and Turkey declared war on Russia, marking the begging of the Crimean War. The allies had the upper hand in the war but
Kayla McDonald, RN
Western Kentucky University
A Revolutionary Nurse Leader
Florence Nightingale was a revolutionary nurse leader in her time. She was an activist for the “sick poor” (Monteiro, 1985, p. 181) who had the forethought, organization, planning, skills, knowledge, and determination to accomplish great strides in public health and nurse training. She was not just an activist for a specific gender or race, but she was an advocate….
name, Florence Nightingale my ears wander around interested. She became one of the people I now idolize. Her passion for nursing was beyond belief because when she approached her parents and told them about her nursing ambition, they were not pleased but on 1844 she pursued her first goal and enrolled as a nursing student despite the displease of her parents and how becoming a nurse itself was such a low position for women; she believed that nursing was her calling…
Florence Nightingale was known….
My name is Florence Nightingale and I was born in Florence, Italy on May 12, 1820. My father is William Nightingale of Embly Park, New
Hampshire. He’s a Unitarian and a Whig that is involved in the anti-slavery movement. My mother is Fanny Nightingale who also came from a Unitarian
family. I have one sister, that I love very much, whose name is Parthenope. At the time when I was born, many girls did not receive any type of education.
My sister and I were lucky to have a father that believed….
Area Diagrams of Florence Nightingale
If you read the article on Florence Nightingale in “The Children’s Book of Famous Lives”1 you will not learn that she had to battle with her parents to be allowed to study Mathematics. If you read the Ladybird book “Florence Nightingale”2 you will not discover that she was the first woman to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. In looking around for an area of research I was intrigued to discover that Florence Nightingale, who I always thought….
Florence Nightingale’s philosophy of nursing was centered on the patient and their relationship with their surroundings. She believed it was important to focus on the patient by studying their behavior and recording what was observed. She also focused on sanitation or cleanliness of hospitals. She linked five environmental factors that assisted in the recovery of patients. They are fresh water, fresh air, efficient drainage, cleanliness and direct sunlight. Her general concepts of ventilation, quietness….
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)
Florence Nightingale is the founder of modern nursing. She transformed nursing into a respectable profession and set the standards for clean, safe hospitals in the world. Florence is honored as the first great nurse of the world. Her picture hangs on the wall in many hospitals.
Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820, in Florence, Italy. She was named Florence after her city of birth. Florence's sister was born in Naples and is named Parthenope. Parthenope….
“The Lady with the Lamp”, the soldiers referred to her as during the Crimean War, as she made rounds in the dark checking on the wounded. Florence Nightingale became the founder of modern nursing practices, reformed the British military health care system, and reformed hospitals sanitation methods. Nightingale saw her purpose and mission in life on a large scale. She wanted to serve humanity by preventing the many needless deaths and illnesses that occurred. With the fierce….
detail about the life of Florence Nightingale, her contributions and achievements in nursing. It also focuses on how she has influenced nursing today. Nightingale was a great believer in environmental cleanliness and communal hygiene. She believed that the simple things are the key to good nursing care. Although her approach is fairly simple, the implications of her work are insightful and have relevant meaning today in nursing practice.
Florence Nightingale, also known as Lady with….
Florence Nightingale can be titled the pioneer of the nursing profession. Her theory of the impact of the environment to human health created history and is still used today. Her focus is on making a clean, healthy, calming environment to promote a fast and productive recovery. After Florence Nightingale came up with her theory she based a school of nursing on it. This nursing theory is very important even in today’s healthcare system. In this essay I will describe Florence Nightingales theory….
AGD: Nursing has been impacting our country for decades. One of the most influential leaders in nursing history is Florence Nightingale. “I am of certain convinced that the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.”
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Florence Nightingale had a major impact on the development of medicine by changing the way nurses were viewed and creating higher….