I am an American nurse turned journalist, and am writing an article for the Washinton Post about Florence Nightingale and her influence on contemporary nursing. In 1999, Unison, called for the ditching of Florence Nightingale as the symbol of nursing and replacing her with someone more in line with modern nursing.
I am curious for reactions to this. What do you think of Florence Nightingale? Do you agree with Unison? Think Nightingale's outdated?