Ward early 2


By lpolk
  • Mary Ann Bickerdyke

    Mary Ann Bickerdyke
    Mary Ann Bickerdyke was a Union nurse in the Civil War. Her study of botanical medicine saved many lives during the civil war. Her support was essential in Civil war soldiers and nurses being pensioned.
  • Dorothea Dix

    Dorothea Dix
    Dorothea Dix was the Union's Superintendent of Female Nurses in the Civil War. She spent over 20 years working on improving the treatment for the mentally ill and improvement of prison conditions.
  • Linda Richards

    Linda Richards
    Linda Richards was America's first trained nurse. She created a system for charting and storing individual's records which was the first system to date and was widely used after that.
  • Mary Eliza Mahoney

    Mary Eliza Mahoney
    Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first African-American nurse to be registered in the U.S.A, She also cofounded the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses.
  • Clara Barton

    Clara Barton
    Clara Barton was educated at home and began teaching nursing school at 15 years old. She served as a superintendent nurse in the Civil War. Her most notable achievement was founding the American Red Cross.
  • Isabel Hampton Robb

    Isabel Hampton Robb
    Isabel Hampton Robb was one of the founders of American nursing theory. Her idea of the grading policy for nursing students is still used today. She wrote many books for nursing education.
  • Mary Adelaide Nutting

    Mary Adelaide Nutting
    Mary Adelaide Nutting was a nurse who wrote the multi-volume "History of Nursing". In the aftermath of the Spanish American War she established the Army Nurse Corps. She was also the first nurse registered in the state of Maryland because of her efforts in passing the legislation.
  • Lillian Wald

    Lillian Wald
    Lillian D. Wald was a nurse who was the founder of the Henry Street Visiting Nurse Service and of the Henry Street Settlement. She also responsible for nurses in public schools and insurance companies providing free visiting nurses for their policy holders.
  • Annie Goodrich

    Annie Goodrich
    Annie Goodrich is known as a pioneer of modern nursing and was the president of the American Nurses Association. She also established the Army School of Nursing in 1918. She became the dean of Yale's first nursing program and later developed it into Yale Graduate School of Nursing.
  • Mary Breckinridge

    Mary Breckinridge
    Mary Breckinridge was an American nurse who started the Frontier Nursing Service to provide care to people who lived in poor mountain areas. She also founded the first school that trained and certified midwives.
  • Margaret Sanger

    Margaret Sanger
    Margaret Sanger was a nurse and the founder of the American Birth Control League. She was a birth control activist and set up the first birth control clinic in the U.S.
  • Hildegard Peplau

    Hildegard Peplau
    Hildegard Peplau is a nursing theorist known as the "mother of psychiatric nursing", She created a model to improve client and nurse relationships that is still used today. Her work describing this model was called "Interpersonal Relations in Nursing".
  • Lillian Holland Harvey

    Lillian Holland Harvey
    Lillian Holland Harvey was the Dean of Nursing at Tuskegee and through her service Tuskegee was the first university in Alabama to offer a bachelors degree in nursing.
  • Dorothea Orem

    Dorothea Orem
    Dorothea Orem was a nursing educator who created "The Self Care Theory" which later developed into "Orem's General Theory of Nursing" still used today.
  • Ida V Moffett

    Ida V Moffett
    Ida Moffett was a nurse who received an appointment to the U.S. Surgeon General's Consulting Group in 1961. This group led to the federal Nurses Training Act which allocated $287 for nursing education.
  • Madeleine Leininger

    Madeleine Leininger
    Madeleine Leininger is a nursing theorist and the founder of the worldwide Transcultural Nursing movement. This discussed how to best attend to those is need of nursing care.
  • Virginia Henderson

    Virginia Henderson
    Virginia Henderson was an American Nurse that is famous for defining nursing. Her definition was "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".
  • Martha Rogers

    Martha Rogers
    Martha is an American nurse who is best for her model of human interaction and the nursing process. She also wrote "An Introduction to the Theoretical Basis of Nursing" which is still used today.
  • Jean Watson

    Jean Watson
    Jean Watson is a nurse that founded the Center for Human Caring in Colorado as well as the Internation Caritas Consortium using the caring theory. She wrote and published many books on her theory and it is widely used today.
  • Lavinia Dock

    Lavinia Dock
    Lavinia Dock was a nurse who was the first to compile a manual of drugs for nurses. This book "Materia Medica for Nurses" was widely used and needed at the time. She also wrote books about nursing history.