Florence Nightingale

  • The founding of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul

    first religious order dedicated to caring for the sick in their homes
  • North America's first hospital

    Hotel Dieu De Montreal
  • James Derham

    first African American male nurse
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    Florence Nightingale

  • Nurse lobbyist and advocate for the mentally ill

  • Florence Nightingale

    community health, statistician, nursing education
  • Mary Eliza Mahoney

    first African American woman to obtain her nursing diploma: founded the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses
  • The Autoclave was invented by Charles Chamberland.

  • Lillian Wald

    Founder of American community nursing ; Advocate for women’s suffrage and world peace; a founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Lobbyist against child labor laws.
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    Spanish American War

    implementation of blood banks and the ability to store and transfer blood safely
  • The first Nurse Registration Act (NYS) to introduce the title “Registered Nurse: RN” vs. Trained Nurse

  • Billings 11/15: Nevada Nurse Practice Act, revised twice in 2008.

    interested in working vegas, require 30 ceu's per act. $100 per license (2yrs).
  • Hospital Survey and Construction Act

    The Act responded to the first of President Truman's proposals and was designed to provide federal grants and guaranteed loans to improve the physical plant of the nation’s hospital system. Money was designated to the states to achieve 4.5 beds per 1,000 people. The states allocated the available money to their various municipalities, but the law provided for a rotation mechanism, so that an area that received funding moved to the bottom of the list for further funding.(M.K.)
  • Anesthesia Study Commission

    (Lawwill11/17) Study done on preventing deaths in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit which prompted hospitals to establish safe recovery rooms.
  • Pennsylvania adopts a practice code for RN's

    (Lambert,11/14/2011repost)Pennsylvania state practice code for RN's was originally passed on May 22 1951. In the past 60 years, it has been updated and expanded numerous times. I found it interesting that no changes were made from 1951 through the 1970's, and note that revisions are becoming more frequent as details continue to be clarified.
    Prior to this assignment I did not realize the code also included accreditation, curriculum guidelines, student rights and responsibilities, with respect t
  • Nusing homes

    Nursing homes become part of the health care system.(M.K.)
  • California Scope of Practice RN Subsection (b)(2) :dependent functions.

    California Board of Nursing: Scope of RN Practice 1973-1974
    Dependent Functions-
    Subsection (b)(2) of section 2725 Summary;
    This subsection describes the authoratative power by which the RN can legally administer medications to patients for the implementation of treatment disease prevention and rehanbilatative regimen according to physician order. California Board of Registered Nurses. An explantion of the scope of RN practice including standardized procedures. 1973-1974
  • Universal precautions

    introduced to prevent transmission of HIV and other bloodborne pathogens
  • Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice

    published by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to define entry-level competencies for professional nurses
  • Nursing Social Policy Statement

    The Authority for the pratice of nursing is based on the social contract that acknowledges professional rights & resposibilities as well as mechanisms for public accountability. (M.K.)
  • The Future of Nursing

    Leading Change, Advancing Health: a Robert Wood Johnson and the IOM initiative to assess and transform nursing profession
  • Texas Nurse Practice Art

    Texas Board of Nursing Please see my remark on the comment section.
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

    (Lambert, 11/10/2011 repost)
    On March 24, 2010 the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/executive-order-patient-protection-and-affordable-care-acts-consistency-with-longst Kimberly
  • Utah Nurse Practice Act

    The last substantive amendment to the Utah Nurse Practice Act was July 8, 2010. Nurses are expected to demonstrate responsible nursing practice by following the laws and regulations stated in the Nurse Practice Act. These laws and regulations influence the way a nurse performs his or her job. The generally recognized scope of practice defines the professional behavior of a nurse. The roles of the RN are clearly defined and promote professionalism, collaboration, and leadership. Sandra R.