By ktaylor
  • Clara Barton

    Clara Barton
    She established a free public school in Bordentown, N.J. She is also remembered as the founder of the American Red Cross.
  • Dorothea Dix

    Dorothea Dix
    She wanted to get help for the insane poor and did so around 1841. An insane hospital was named after her in 1856.
  • Linda Richards

    Linda Richards
    She was the first professionally trained American nurse. She established nursing training programs in the U.S and Japan, and created the first system for keeping individual medical records for hospitalized patients. 1877-1885.
  • Isabel Adams Hamptons

    Isabel Adams Hamptons
    She was the Superintendent of Nurses and Principal of the Training School. 1889-1894.
  • Lavinia Dock

    Lavinia Dock
    After serving as a visiting nurse to the poor she wrote the first manual or drugs for nurses.
  • Mary Eliza Mahoney

    Mary Eliza Mahoney
    She was the first black woman to work as a trained nurse in the U.S. She co-founded the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses.
  • Margaret Sanger

    Margaret Sanger
    She is known for advocating birth control and women’s health.
  • Annie Goodrich

    Annie Goodrich
    The first Dean of Yale School of Nursing.
  • Mary Breckinridge

    Mary Breckinridge
    She founded the Frontier Nursing Services.
  • Ida V. Moffett

    Ida V. Moffett
    She attended the first nationwide conference of nursing organizations where she became committed to the concept that nurses should be educated in a university setting. She was appointed to the Alabama State Board of Nurses’ Examiners and Registration.
  • Hildegard Peplau

    Hildegard Peplau
    She was known as the Mother of Psychiatric nursing. She was the only nurse to serve on the ANA as executive director and later as president. She published Interpersonal Relations in Nursing in 1952.
  • Madeleine Leninger

    Madeleine Leninger
    She founded the worldwide Transcultural Nursing movement.
  • Martha Rogers

    Martha Rogers
    She wrote “The Science of unitary Man”. This was a new way of thinking for nurses about human beings and how they interact with each other and the environment around them.
  • Virginia Henderson

    Virginia Henderson
    She graduated from the Army School of Nursing. She was presented with the first Christianne Reimann Prize by the International Council of Nurses.
  • Dorothea Orem

    Dorothea Orem
    She was a nursing theorist. She did “Orem’s Model of nursing” which is a self care deficit nursing theory
  • Jean Watson

    Jean Watson
    She founded an international nonprofit Watson Caring Science Institute. It supports the current health care system.