ADVERTISEMENT

Florence Nightingale

Her life was dedicated to the care of the sick and war wounded. In 1844, she began to visit hospitals; in 1850, she spent some time with the nursing Sisters of St. Vincent de Paul in Alexandria; and a year later she studied at the institute for Protestant deaconesses in Kaiserswerth, Germany. In 1854, she organized a unit of 38 woman nurses for service in the Crimean War. By the end of the war she had become a legend. With the testimonial fund collected for her war services she established (1860) the Nightingale School and Home for training nurses at St. Thomas's Hospital, London. She was called “The Lady with the Lamp” because she believed that a nurse's care was never ceasing, night or day; she taught that nursing was a noble profession, and she made it so.

Florence Nightingale was the first woman to be given the British Order of Merit (1907). She wrote Notes . . . on Hospital Administration (1857), Notes on Hospitals (1859), Notes on Nursing (1860), and Notes on Nursing for the Labouring Classes (1861). After her death the Crimean Monument, Waterloo Place, London, was erected (1915) in her honor, and the Florence Nightingale International Foundation was inaugurated (1934).

Bibliography
Florence Nightingale
Day
12
Feature_beg_date
Feature Emax
1
Features_fin_date
Feature Unique ID

bday216

Month
May
Primary Name
Florence Nightingale
Tagline
1820–1910, English nurse, the founder of modern nursing, b. Florence, Italy.
Meta Source
Who2. Copyright © 1998-2006 by Who2?, LLC. All rights reserved.
Play Poptropica Worlds

Download Poptropica and play for free!

Explore a limitless universe of uncharted islands
App store
Google Play