What does Florence Nightingale mean to you? - page 4
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If someone came up to you and asked you about Florence Nightingale what would you say? Try to describe her in as few words as possible. Start your post with: Florence Nightingale...... Read More
- 0Mar 4, '13 by SleeepyRNQuote from Asystole RNDittoA wealthy, bigot, racist who made a significant contribution to nursing in helping to define the profession. I believe her stature in the profession is largely due to her societal status and being of the appropriate race. This is not to say that she was a bad person, simply a person of her time. I do not think nursing would be what it is today without her. That being said, I think other nurses such as Mary Seacole had just as much influence on defining modern nursing as Nightingale.
- 1Mar 5, '13 by LadyFree28Quote from lvn2rncali^This!!!Florence Nightingale was a pioneer and important trailblazer that contributed a great deal to the nursing profession. However I wish that Mary E. Mahoney, the first black professional nurse, could also be recognized for her contributions.
While Flo is recognized, people like Mary Seacole and Mary E. Majoney are equally important...as well as the nursing theorists of our current time that help get our profession to the next level.