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Nursing Pioneer

Nursing History

TermDefinition
Lilian Wald founded the visit nurse service in NYC
Mary Breckenridge established the Frontier Nursing Service in Kentucky
Isabel Hampton Rob American Nurses Associations first president; wrote a textbook to aid student learning
Linda Richards first trained nurse in the United States; began the practice of keeping records and writing orders
Mary Mahoney first African American professional nurse
Lavinia Dock feminist, suffrage and political activist; wrote one of the first nursing textbooks; secretary of the international council of nurses
Clara Barton founder of the American Red Cross; searched battlefields and gave care to the injured and dying soldiers during the Civil War; school teacher volunteered to be nurse
Florence Nightingale considered founder of modern nursing; introduced sanitation; focus on environment
Harriet Tubman provided care and safety to slaves fleeing to the North
Walt Whitman volunteered as nurses in military hospitals; poet; volunteered in Civil war as dressing changer
Sojourner Truth provided care and safety to slaves fleeing to the North
Margaret Sanger considered the founder of Planned Parenthood, was imprisoned for opening the first birth control information clinic in Baltimore 1916
Mary Seacole Jamaican; opened British hospital behind the lines in the Crimean War
Virginia Henderson Wrote the textbook on nursing practice Textbook of the Principles and Practice of Nursing; Established tools that promoted nursing research
Created by: tb1285