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Linda Richards

 

 

 

Born:  Linda Richards was born on July 27, 1841, the youngest daughter of Sanford Richards, an itinerant preacher, and his wife, Betsy Sinclair Richards.

After ten years as a schoolteacher, began working as a nurse at Boston City Hospital in 1870. She enrolled for training in 1872 at the New England Hospital for Women and Children, run by female physicians, for a one-year course based on the principles established by Florence Nightingale. Linda received her diploma on September 1, 1873, and went to work as night supervisor at Bellevue Hospital in New York.

After attending Florence Nightingale's training school at St. Thomas Hospital in England in 1877, became superintendent of a new training school at Boston City Hospital, which officially opened in 1878.

Worked in Japan for five years beginning in 1886 to start a training school for nurses. Back in the United States, worked as a visiting nurse and helped train nurses to work with the mentally ill.

She retired in 1911 at age 70 when she wrote her autobiography, Reminiscences of Linda Richards. She suffered a severe stroke in 1923 and lived the remainder of her life at the New England Hospital for Women and Children where she had done her first training. She died on April 16, 1930 in Boston.

  • Gravesite of Linda Richards - Gravesite of Linda Richards, continuing series of grave sites of significant nurses. Crypt for the ashes of Linda Richards, Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston.

  • Linda Richards. - After a year of training, Linda Richards, the first student to enroll, was the first to graduate from the nursing program.

  • Linda Richards  (1841 - 1930) Received the first diploma awarded by the nation's first school of nursing. Richards dedicated her career to creating professional nurses training schools nationwide to improve both patient care and nurses' skills.

  • Linda Richards - Considered America's first trained nurse. A "Women of Courage" profile.

  • The Hall of Fame Inductees: Linda Anne Judson Richards - 1976 Inductee. Linda Anne Judson Richards, 1841-1930. America's first trained nurse.

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