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Throughout history nurses have provided health care to patients during the life span. Whether it is in the setting of war caring for the wounded, hospitals caring for the sick, or hospice caring for the dying – nurses have made a number of contributions to the medical profession. Originally nurses and the nursing profession did not receive credit for the care they gave, but that changed during the 19th century when nurses began to build that foundation that modern nursing sits on today. By understanding and learning about the contributions that some famous historical nurses made, you will begin to better appreciate all nurses throughout history.

Take a look at the famous nurses that have changed history, pick one of these nurses to share, and include the following:

  1. Background of the nurse (personal and professional)
  2. Greatest contributions
  3. How did they change history?
  4. Why you choose this nurse and what you admire about this nurse?

Please make an initial post by midweek, and respond to at least two other student’s posts with substantial details that demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, and critical thinking. Remember that your posts must exhibit appropriate writing mechanics including using proper language, cordiality, and proper grammar and punctuation. If you refer to any outside sources or reference materials be sure to provide proper attribution and/or citation.

Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.