• Dorothea Dix

    Dorothea Dix
    in 1861 she was appointed superintendent of army nurses for Civil War service.S he helped establish the first state hospital in 1881
  • Mary Ann Bickerdyke

    Mary Ann Bickerdyke
    known as "Mother" Bickerdyke, due to her nursing of soldiers during the Civil War.
  • Linda Richards

    Linda Richards
    America's First Trained Nurse
  • Mary Eliza Mahoney

    Mary Eliza Mahoney
    first African-American registered nurse in the U.S.A
  • Clara Barton

    Clara Barton
    Was the first president of the Red Cross. Thanks to her efforts the Geneva Treaty was signed by the United States.
  • Isabel Hampton Robb

    She was the head of the nursing school at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore
  • Lillian Wald

    Lillian Wald
    the founder of the Henry Street Visiting Nurse Service and of the Henry Street Settlement
  • Mary Adelaide Nutting

    Mary Adelaide Nutting
    In 1907 Mary Adelaide Nutting joined the faculty of Teachers College, Columbia University and became the world's first professor of nursing
  • Lavinia Dock

    Lavinia Dock
    Led suffrage pickets from the National Women's Party Headquarters to the White House
  • Margaret Sanger

    Margaret Sanger
    Sanger founded the American Birth Control League (ABCL)
  • Mary Breckinridge

    Mary Breckinridge
    Established the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS) ito provide professional health care in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky, one of America's poorest and most isolated regions.
  • Virginia Henderson

    Virginia Henderson
    First full-time nursing instructor in Virginia
  • Ida Vines Moffett

    Ida Vines Moffett
    She was responsible for the first practical nurse program.
  • Lillian Holland Harvey

    Lillian Holland Harvey
    The first baccalaureate of nursing program in the state of Alabama, was started under her leadership.
  • Annie Goodrich

    Annie Goodrich
    The first Dean of Yale School of Nursing
  • Madeleine Leininger

    Madeleine Leininger
    The foundress of the worldwide Transcultural Nursing movement.
  • Hildegard Peplau

    Hildegard Peplau
    A nursing theorist, published "Interpersonal Relations in Nursing"
  • Martha Rogers

    Martha Rogers
    Head of the Division of Nursing at New York University.
  • Dorothea Orem

    Founder of the Orem model of nursing, or Self Care Deficit Nursing Theory.
    In simplest terms, this theory states that nurses have to supply care when the patients cannot provide care to themselves.
  • Jean Watson

    Jean Watson
    Founder of the original Center for Human Caring in Colorado and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing