Historical Nurses

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  • Dorothea Dix

    Dorothea Dix
    Dorothea was a true humanitarian she was a teacher at first and then she fought for years to improve the conditions for mentally ill patients at mental facilities, she also never wanted to be recognized for her work.
  • Mary Ann Bikerdyke

    Mary Ann Bikerdyke
    Mary was a nurse and health care provider to the Union Army during the American Civil War.
  • Linda Richards

    Linda Richards
    She became known as Americas first trained nurse
  • Mary Eliza Mahoney

    Mary Eliza Mahoney
    Mary Mahoney was the first African-American registered nurse in America
  • Clare Barton

    Clara Barton organized and headed The American Red Cross
  • Isabel Hampton Robb

    Isabel Hampton Robb
    Her major contribution to nursing was the implementation of a grading policy for nursing students. Students had to prove their competency in order to receive qualifications.
  • Mary Adelaide Nutting

    Mary Adelaide Nutting
    In 1901 she was the first to develop a sound, carefully planned six-month preliminary program for nursing students whcih also led to her creating her own four volume library
  • Lavinia Dock

    Lavinia Dock
    Dock became aware of the problems students faced in studying drugs and solutions. As a result, she wrote Materia Medica for Nurses one of the first textbooks for nurses she also work with Isabell Hampton Robb at John Hopkins school for Nursing.
  • Margaret Sanger

    Margaret Sanger
    She was a birth control activist and founder of the American Birth Control League
  • Annie Goodrich

    Annie Goodrich
    She was born in 1866, she wanted to introduce Nursing school to the University because for years it was only taught in hospitals and she did accomplish this at Yale University
  • Ida. V. Moffet

    Ida. V. Moffet
    Ida believed in providing quality care and creating standardized nursing education.she pioneered in setting standards for healthcare, she became the first woman involved in achieving school accreditation, in forming university- level degree programs for nursing, in licensing practical nursing, and in starting junior college-level degree programs for nurses. about Half way through her career, the Baptist Hospital nursing school was named after her
  • Lillian Holland Harvey

    Lillian Holland Harvey
    Dr. Lillian Harvey was Dean of the Tuskegee (Institute) University School of Nursing for almost thirty years. Under her leadership and very hard work, the School of Nursing at Tuskegee became the first to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in the state of Alabama
  • Martha Rogers

    Martha Rogers
    she established the Visiting Nurse Service of Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Hildegard Peplau

    Hildegard Peplau
    Peplau was a very hard work she accomplished many things in her life she emphasized the nurse-client relationship as the main foundation of nursing practice she also was the founder of modern and an advocate for the mentally ill, Executive Director and then President of the American Nurses Association,
  • Dorothea Orem

    Dorothea Orem
    She was a Nursing Theorist and founder of the Orem model of Nursing(Self Care Deficit Nursing Theory)
  • Madeleine Leininger

    Madeleine Leininger
    Dr. Madeleine Leininger is the founder of the worldwide Transcultural Nursing movement. She is still considered as one of nursing's most prolific writers she is also the foremost authority throughout the world in the field of cultural care
  • Jean Watson

    Jean Watson
    She is founder of the original center fo Human Caring in Colorado and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
  • Virginia Henderson

    Virginia Henderson
    She is famous for her definition of nursing which states:"The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge" but she also came up with the four volume nursing studies index
  • Lillian D Wald

    Lillian D Wald
    She was the founder of the Henry Street visiting Nurse Service and The Henry Street Settlement. She is the reason for the instruction of Nurses in public schools
  • Mary Breckinridge

    Mary Breckinridge
    She was the first person to bring nurse-midwifery to the United States and was also the founder of the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing.