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Transcript of Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale was a celebrated British social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.
She came to prominence while serving as a nurse during
the Crimean War, where she nursed the wounded soldiers.
Florence was born on the 12 of May 1820 in Bellosguardo, Italy.
She was born in to a rich family who belonged to the upper class.She had one sister
Named Frances. Her parents were William Edward Nightingale, born William Edward Shore and Frances ("Fanny") Nightingale.
Why Did Florence Become a Nurse?
As a child, Florence Nightingale was good in her studies and she was required to marry and be a good wife but she was interested in social issues. This made her want to be a nurse and her parents refused. It was during her trip in Europe that she realised her dreams by visiting hospitals and therefore she did three months of training and finally became a nurse.
She went to Kaiserwerth in Germany for three months nursing training. This enabled her to become superintendent of a hospital for women in Harley Street, in 1853. The following year, the Crimean War began and soon reports in the newspapers were describing the desperate lack of proper medical facilities for wounded British soldiers at the front.
Sidney Herbert, the war minister, already knew Nightingale, and asked her to oversee a team of nurses in the military hospitals in Turkey. In 1854 she led an expedition of 38 women to take over the management of the barrack hospital.
Here is where she picked up
the name "the lady and the
She returned to England in 1856. In 1860, she established the Nightingale Training School for nurses at St Thomas' Hospital in London. Once the nurses were trained, they were sent to hospitals all over Britain, where they introduced the ideas they had learned, and established nursing training on the Nightingale model
Nightingale's theories, published in 'Notes on Nursing' (1860), were hugely influential and her concerns for sanitation, military health and hospital planning established practices which are still in existence today.
has contributed greatly to hospitals and
created a job that has given women in the 19 and 20 century.
Sadly Florence died
on the 13 of august 1910
She returned to England in 1856. In
1860 she established the Nightingale Training
School for nurses at St. Thomas Hospital in
London. Once nurses were trained, They were
sent to hospitals all over Britain.Where they
introduced the ideas they learned, and
established nursing training on the