Historical Development Of Nursing Timeline

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Historical Development of Nursing Timeline
1700s-1800s: The idea of antisepsis is not known. Hospitals were dirty, and nursing career was considered low-class job, so only poor women worked. Wealthy people care for their sick family since it was a disgrace to send a family to a hospital (Burton & Ludwig, 2015).
1836: Pastor Fliedner established the first school of nursing in Germany. They were known as Kaiserworth deaconesses and were sent to other countries to teach women to become nurses. Florence Nightingale was the most well known deaconess (Burton & Ludwig, 2015).
1854: Florence Nightingale (the first nurse epidemiologist) worked in Crimean War and laid the foundation for professional nursing practice through her work (Singh, 2016). She proposed that a school of nursing should provide nursing education but not patient care (Taylor, 2015). Her teaching and emphasis in the importance of sanitary care of patients led to nursing progress. Also, Mary Seacole, a black woman from Jamaica, West Indies, started at the same time with Nightingale (Cherry & Jacob, 2005).
1860-1865: The event of civil war led to the demand for the immediate need for nurses to take care of the sick and wounded (Singh, 2016).
1861: Clara Barton was known as “Angel of the Battlefield” during the Civil war. She provided care to soldiers both from the North and South side. She was the first president of Red Cross Association, now the American Red Cross (Burton & Ludwig, 2015). Dorothea Dix was a…
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