Nursing Timeline

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Nursing Timeline

Historical Development Nursing science provides the foundation for professional nursing. The Historical Development of Nursing has made a great impact to healthcare all over the world. Nursing has been a thriving discipline beginning from the era of Florence Nightingale in the mid 1800’s to what the profession of nursing has become in the present.

Timeline
1860 - Florence Nightingale, who was the founder of the nursing profession, publishes “Notes on Nursing: “What it is and what it is not.”
1861 - Sally Louisa Thompkins opened a confederate soldier’s hospital in which she was the first female officer in the United States Army.
1873 – Linda Richards graduates from the New England Hospital for Women and
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1971 – Imogene King introduced the Goal Attainment System Theory. “The nurse and the client usually meet as strangers. Each brings to this meeting perceptions and judgments about the situation and the other; each acts and then reacts to the other’s action. The reactions lead to interaction, which, when effective, leads to transaction or movement toward mutually agreed on goals.” (George, 2011).
1981 – Rosemarie Parse developed the Theory of Human becoming simultaneity paradigm that views human beings as developing meaning through freedom to choose and as more than and different from a sum of parts.
1999 – The Hampton University School of Nursing founded the first doctor of philosophy for a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).
2010 – The Institute for the Future of Nursing (IFN) released evidence-based recommendations to lead change for improved health care.

Nursing Science/Profession
The profession of nursing has moved into a new era of nursing research and evidence based practice. Nurse theorists have invested so much into nursing starting from theorist such Florence Nightingale, Betty Newman and Virginia Henderson. Florence Nightingale laid the foundation for the nursing profession. In 1854 during the Crimean war, Nightingale was disturbed that the mortality rate of the British troops was high and that they lacked having nurses to care for them. Nightingale believed that