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Women in Nursing

By jglasco
  • Dorothea Dix

    Dorothea Dix
    She served as Superintendent of United States Army Nurses, during the Civil War. Dorothea was born in Hampden, Maine. She spent more than 20 years working to improve treatment of the mentally ill, and for better prison conditions.
  • Mary Ann Bickerdyke

    Mary Ann Bickerdyke
    Mrs. Bickerdyke was born in Knox County, Ohio. She was a hospital administrator for Union soldiers during the American Civil War. During the Civil War she became chief of nursing under the command of General Ulysses S. Grant.
  • Clara Barton

    Clara Barton
    Clara Barton was born in Oxford, Massachusetts. She was known as the angel of the Civil War battle fields. In 1881 Clara established the American Red Cross. She was the director until she pasted away. She died April 12, 1912.
  • Linda Richards

    Linda Richards
    Mrs. Richards was born in n West Potsdam, New York. In 1873 she signed up for a nurse-training program at the New England Hospital for Women and Children. She was the program's first graduate. Wanting more education she went to study at St. Thomas's Hospital in London, where she work able to work with Florence Nightingale.
  • Mary Eliza Mahoney

    Mary Eliza Mahoney
    Mrs. Mahoney was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. She was the first African-American registered nurse in the U.S. She cofounded of the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses (NACGN), in 1908. In1976 Mahoney was inducted into the Nursing Hall of Fame.
  • Lavinia Dock

    Lavinia Dock
    Mrs. Dock was also one of the founders of the American Society of superintendents of Training Schools for Nurses of the United States and Canada, She graduated from Bellevue Training School for Nurses in 1886. She served as a foreign editor of the American Journal of Nursing.
  • Mary Adelaide Nutting

    Mary Adelaide Nutting
    Mrs.Nutting entered the first class of the new Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1889. She graduated in 1891. She joined the faculty of Teachers College, Columbia University, in 1907, which made her the first professor of nursing.
  • Isabel Hampton Robb

    Isabel Hampton Robb
    Mrs. Robb was one of the founders of modern American nursing theory. In 1889 she was appointed the head of the new Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She was also president of American Society of Superintendents of Training Schools for Nurses. Mrs. Robb was one of the founders of the American Journal of Nursing
  • Annie Goodrich

    Annie Goodrich
    During her career she was president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Nursing, She was also director of nursing service at Henry Street Settlement, professor of nursing at Teacher's College, Columbia University, and dean of the Army School of Nursing. In 1924 she also became dean of, the first nursing program at Yale University. Goodrich was a graduate of the New York Hospital Training School for Nurses, where she was president of the America Nurse Association from 1915-1918.
  • Lillian Wald

    Lillian Wald
    Mrs. Wald graduated from New York Hospital Training School for Nurses in 1891. She organized the the Henry Street Settlement, in New York City. Her idea was providing free visiting public health nurses to the poor regardless of race or religion. She was Jewish.
  • Margaret Sanger

    Margaret Sanger
    Mrs. Sanger was born in Corning, New York. She was an American birth control activist and the founder of the American Birth Control League. Sanger founded the American Birth Control League (ABCL) in 1921.
  • Mary Breckinridge

    Mary Breckinridge
    Mrs. Breckinridge was born in Memphis, Tennessee. She was an American nurse-midwife. She founded the Frontier Nursing Service. She also founded the Kentucky Committee for Mothers and Babies. In 1907, Mrs. Breckinridge became a registered nurse at St. Luke's Hospital in New York. Then she became a certified midwife at a Hospital in London, England in 1925.
  • Virginia Henderson

    Virginia Henderson
    Mrs. Hendeson was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from the Army School of Nursing, Washington, D.C., in 1921. She graduated from Columbia University with a M.A. degree in nursing education. She is a member of the American Nurses Association Hall of Fame.
  • Ida V. Moffett

    Ida V. Moffett
    Mrs. Moffett was born in Toadvine, Alabama. In 1926 she graduated from Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, in Birmingham, Al. She served on a committee of the Alabama State Nurses Association that advised the University of Alabama in establishing a school of nursing and helped select its first dean. She was addmitted to the Alabama Health Care Hall of Fame. Samford University id named after her.
  • Hildegard Peplau

    Hildegard Peplau
    Mrs. Peplau graduated from Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing in 1931. She received a B.A. in interpersonal psychology from Bennington College, Vermont, in 1943, She served in the Army Nurse Corps, during War World II. She pasted away in 1999.
  • Lillian Holland Harvey

    Lillian Holland Harvey
    Mrs. Harvey was born in Holland, Virginia. She graduated from Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing in 1938. Dean of the school of Nursing, Tuskegee Institute (University) from 1948 until 1973.
  • Dorothea Orem

    Dorothea Orem
    Dorothea was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She was a nursing theorist. Mrs. Orem founded the Orem model of nursing (Self Care Deficit Nursing Theory). The Orem model of nursing was developed between 1959 and 2001. The theroy states that nurses have to supply care when the patients cannot provide care to themselves.
  • Martha Rogers

    Martha Rogers
    Mrs. Rogers was born in Dallas, Texas. In 1931 she started The University of Tenneesse majoring in pre-med, but she quit due to pressure with medicine was not suitable for women. She then enrolled to Knoxville General Hospital School of nursing and graduated in 1936. Mrs. Rogers is best known for developing the Science of Unitary Human Beings
  • Madeleine Leininger

    Madeleine Leininger
    Mrs. Leininger was born in Sutton, Nebraska. She known mostly for developing the concept of transcultural nursing, She was the dean of the University of Washington, School of Nursing from 1969-1974. She founded the Journal of Transcultural Nursing.
  • Jean Watson

    Jean Watson
    Dr. Watson was born in West Virgina. She recieved her BSN from The University of Colorado, in 1964. Dr. Watson has earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing and psychiatric-mental health nursing and holds her PhD in educational psychology and counseling. She is the past President of the National League for Nursing.