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    Florence Nightingale pioneered nursing during the Crimean War and laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment, in 1860, of her nursing school at St Thomas' Hospital in London, the first secular nursing school in the world (part of King's College London). The Nightingale Pledge taken by new nurses was named in her honor, and the annual International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on her birthday.

  • Sherranlynn Nichols

    Florence Nightingale - founder of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a nurse during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. She was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds at night. Nightingale wrote Notes on Nursing (1859). The book served as the cornerstone of the curriculum at the Nightingale School and other nursing schools.--Off The Charts

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    UK: Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) - Lady of the Lamp during the 1803 Boer War. Women we admire; influential women in history #Lottie dolls #herstory

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Florence Nightingale. Celebrated English Nurse. Nightingale laid the foundation for professional nursing with the establishment of the first secular nursing school in the world. The Nightingale Pledge taken by new nurses was named in her honor, and the annual International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on her birthday. --- Thank GOD for nurses.

Florence Nightingale gained worldwide attention for her work as a nurse during the Crimean War. She was dubbed “The Lady with the Lamp” -making rounds at night to tend to injured soldiers. Early photographs of her are very rare because she was extremely reluctant to be photographed because she avoided personal publicity.The photo was discovered in an album of mid 19th century photographs and shows Florence sitting reading outside her family home two years after her return from the war.

Florence Nightingale and her nurses

Florence Nightingale ~ 'All the people I see are eaten up with care or poverty or disease.' She always believed that God called her to his service, but as her sister Parthenope said, Florence’s own will was every bit as resolute and iron as God’s.

1858, Florence Nightingale, photo not discovered until 2006. Florence Nightingale, one of nursing’s most important figures, gained worldwide attention for her work as a nurse during the Crimean War. She was dubbed “The Lady with the Lamp” after her habit of making rounds at night to tend to injured soldiers. Early photographs of Florence Nightingale are very rare because she was extremely reluctant to be photographed, partly for religious reasons.

robfromamersfoort (33 months ago | reply) It is indeed shot in 1855 (or maybe 1854). This is Mrs Rogers, a nurse during the Crimean War (like Florence Nightingale). She was the wife of a soldier, and she was nursing, washing and cooking under severe circumstances.

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), reformer of English nursing, received the Order of Merit for her tireless efforts during the Crimean War. She was the first female recipient of this honor. She is celebrated as an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Lovely cabinet photograph of a young nurse.

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