Contributions Of Florence Nightingale

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I chose to write about Florence Nightingale. She is the founder of modern nursing. She was born in Florence Italy, May 12, 1820. She studied health care, statistics, and was one of the first doctors to be extremely sanitary. Florence was the youngest of two. She was born in a family within an elite social circle. When she was young, she was interested and persed in philanthropy. By the time she was 16 she decided to become a nurse, thinking it was her true calling. When she approached her parents about the idea of becoming a nurse, they weren't happy. They actually said it was forbidden for her to become a nurse. Obviously, she didn't listen. When she was 17 she met Richard Monckton Milnes. After a while, he decided to propose. She declined saying although she was attracted to him, he wouldn't satisfy her in the way becoming a nurse would. When she was 24 she enrolled into the Lutheran Hospital of Pastor Fliedner in Kaiserswerth, Germany. In the 1850’s she came back to london when she took a job in a Middlesex hospital. Her performance impressed her boss so much, that she was promoted to the position of superintendent. The position was extremely challenging, especially when there was an outbreak of cholera and all of the unsanitary conditions made the disease spread rapidly. That was when she decided to make it her goal to improve sanitary conditions. By doing o the death rates at the hospital significantly lowered. Soon after the Crimean War began. The British were

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