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Inspirational Nursing Personalities
Lucy Seaman Bainbridge -
(1842-1928): Mother, Civil War Nurse, Author, Missionary.
- Clara Barton - Founder of the
American Red Cross, considered the"Angel of the Battlefield,"
- Daisy Bates - lived among the
Aboriginal people of north-western South Australia for thirty years.
Mary Ann Bickerdyke -
Mother of the Union Army
- Vivian Bullwinkle - was the sole
survivor when the Japanese massacred 21 army nurses and one elderly civilian woman on Bangka Island.
M. Elizabeth Carnegie
- has made significant
contributions to the development of nursing as a profession, science and
- Edith Cavell - Nurse spy, Christian
and war hero.
- Caroline Chisholm -
Caroline Chisholm was known as 'the emigrant's friend'. She earned this title for her work with poor migrants to
Australia last century.
- Dorothea Dix - education development
among prisoners and the mentally ill
Ethel Fenwick -
nurse on the world’s first Nursing Register. Founder - British Journal of
Nursing in 1893. Founder and 1st president of the International council of
Elizabeth Fry - pioneer nurse who devoted her life to causes such as prison reform.
Kenny - In the fight against polio, a leader in the field was
Elizabeth Kenny. Before the discovery of a vaccine for the disease,
treatment was all but ineffectual.
and leader of Norwegian nursing
Clara Louise Maass (1876-1901) - One of the USA's most courageous
nurses, Clara Louise Maass lost her life during scientific studies to
determine the cause of yellow fever
Mary Eliza Mahoney -
Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first
African-American registered nurse in the U.S.A.
Nightingale - links to the life and work of nursing pioneer Florence
Nightingale, including her contributions to mathematics
Adelaide M. Nutting -
for her outstanding contributions to nursing and nursing
education, Mary Adelaide Nutting was a noted educator,
historian, and scholar.
Lucy Osburn - sent to the Colony of NSW in 1868 by Florence
Nightingale to take charge of the Infirmary. A true pioneer nurse.
- was an influential nursing pioneer.
Georgina Fane Pope -
Prince Edward Island's
Georgina Fane Pope, one of Canada's pioneer Nursing Sisters, who served in
the South African war, trained in New York City at Bellevue Hospital's
Linda Richards - First
trained nurse in the United States.- Born July 27, 1841, in Potsdam, New
York; died April 16, 1930, in Grafton, Massachusetts.
bint Sa'ad - pioneer of nursing in Islam. She lived at the time of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the 1st
century AH/8th century CE.
- Margaret Sanger
- Founder of the American birth control movement, a controversial personality of the early 20th Century.
- Mary Jane Seacole - Mary Jane Seacole was a heroine of the Crimean War
and a Jamaican nurse.
Mabel Keaton Stauper - She
was an African-American leader in breaking down racial barriers in
Stopes - pioneer in the development of sexual and reproductive health
Susie King Taylor
- Civil War teacher, nurse, and laundress; thereafter, a teacher and
Sally Louisa Tompkins -
Opened one of the
most successful hospitals during the civil war, returning more of its
patients to the ranks than any other medical care facility. She was the
only woman to hold a commission in the Confederate States Army.
Sojourner Truth - (c. 1797 - 1883) Abolitionist born a slave who became
a Quaker missionary. Truth eventually became a traveling preacher of great
influence who worked in the antislavery movement. She learned about
women's rights, and adopted that cause as well.
Lillian D Wald -
was born March 10,
1867, also to a well-to-do family. She became interested in nursing when
her sister was ill and attended by a private duty nurse.
Susie Walking Bear Yellowtail
- the first American Indian
graduate Registered Nurse, fully prepared to pursue her dream of
dedicating her life to helping Native American peoples.
Thursday May 20, 2010