Florence Nightingale: A Career Of Nursing

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Nursing has developed as a scientific discipline and is starting to emerge into professional status. Florence Nightingale, also known as the “Lady with the Lamp” was the first female nurse. Although Florence had went through quantities of conflict, she still managed to change the profession of nursing forever.
Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820 and was named after her birthplace. She later died in 1910 in London. She was a british nurse, statistician, and social reformer who was the foundational philosopher of modern nursing. She has saved many lives and has helped many people. She helped poor patients from all around the world. Not only has she helped others and teached other nurses, but she has learned herself and taught the world what a good nurse would be.
Her childhood wasn’t so difficult since her father, William Nightingale, was a wealthy landowner. Florence Nightingale would spend the winters in Hampshire, and the summers in Derbyshire. She also had a Mother named Frances Nightingale, and a sister named Frances Parthenope Verney who got married in 1858. So all in all you can see that
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It stated many topics from unclean houses to what a confidential nurse should be. One example from her book, it talks about light. It states, “It is the unqualified result of all my experience with the sick, that second only to their need of fresh air is their need of light; that, after a close room, what hurts them most is a dark room.” From this quote she explained why light was so important. This also connects to Florence herself because she was known as “The Lady with a Lamp.” She walked around with a light and that’s one of the most important things that the patients in the hospitals needed. Light. People would rather be laying in the hospitals with some sort of light instead of in a dark room with no light at
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