May 12th is International Nurses Day . This day has been celebrated since 1965. The date was chosen because it is the B-Day (birthday) for Florence Nightingale , a pioneer in healthcare and health reform, and the mother of modern nursing.
- Did not know she was a mathematical genius?
- Did not know she believed that she was called by God?
So little Miss Nightingale grows to womanhood and there is a sea of humanity outside her door where she can put this "real wealth", her education, to good use. Their "voices" cannot be ignored. Not by her anyway.
Learn more about Florence Nightingale.
In Memory Of: Florence Nightingale May 12, 1820 – August 13, 1910
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