History of Nursing

By htaylor
  • Dorothea Dix

    Dorothea Dix
    in June 1861 became the Union's Superintendent of Female Nurses during the Civil War. She was in charge of all women nurses working in army hospitals.
  • Linda Richards

    Linda Richards
    in 1872 she was the first student to enroll in the inaugural class of five nurses in the first American Nurse’s training school.
  • Clara Barton

    Clara Barton
    Founded American red cross in 1881.
  • Isabel Hampton Robb

    Isabel Hampton Robb
    She was one of the founders of modern American nursing theory . In 1889 she was appointed head of the new Johns Hopkins School of Nursing,
  • Lavinia Dock

    Lavinia Dock
    she compiled the first, and most important, manual of drugs for nurses,Materia Medica for Nurses.
  • Mary Eliza Mahoney

    Mary Eliza Mahoney
    She was the first African-American registered nurse in the U.S.A.
  • Annie Goodrich

    Annie Goodrich
    Annie was dean of the first nursing program in the country at Yale University and president of the American Nurses’ Association
  • Margaret Sanger

    Margaret Sanger
    Sanger set up the first birth control clinic in the United States
  • Mary Breckinridge

    Mary Breckinridge
    She is the founder of the Frontier Nursing Service.
  • Ida V. Moffett

    Ida V. Moffett
    in Birmingham in June 1928, she became operating room supervisor for Birmingham Baptist Hospital.s She returned to Birmingham in 1934 as head nurse of the second branch of Baptist Hospital, the Highland Avenue Baptist Hospital.
  • Hildegard Peplau

    Hildegard Peplau
    Peplau was a nursing theorist whose seminal work Interpersonal Relations in Nursing was published in 1952 .
  • Virginia Henderson

    Virginia Henderson
    Henderson is famous for her definition of nursing. It stated "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.
  • Dorothea Oreum

    Dorothea Oreum
    She was a nursing theorist and founder of the Orem model of nursing,or Self Care Deficit Nursing Theory.
    The theory states that nurses have to supply care when the patients cannot provide care to themselves.
  • Madeleine Leininger

    Madeleine Leininger
    She is the foundress of the worldwide Transcultural Nursing movement.
  • Jean Watson

    Jean Watson
    Watson is well known for her Theory of Human/Transpersonal Caring .
  • Martha Rogers

    Martha Rogers
    Rogers is known for developing the Science of Unitary Human Beings and her book, An Introduction to the Theoretical Basis of Nursing.