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Florence Nightingale

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.

Women in Medicine: A Character Study of Florence Nightingale

In Memory Of: Florence Nightingale May 12, 1820 – August 13, 1910

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LindaCPearson wrote on May 12, 2015, 11:11 AM

She was definitely a gifted person and an outstanding role model who paved the way for recognition of women both personally and professionally.

JohnRoberts wrote on May 12, 2015, 12:57 PM

I visited the Florence Nightingale Museum in London. If you are ever there, it is worth going to see.

Colibry21 wrote on May 12, 2015, 1:33 PM

That's pretty cool. I have heard of her, but don't know a whole lot about her.

Ruby3881 wrote on May 12, 2015, 4:48 PM

I was just telling my daughters about her the other day - but I had no idea that her birthday was coming up!

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 12, 2015, 7:49 PM

She definitely paved a way and it could just be that we are alive because of the significant changes in healthcare that she championed.

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 12, 2015, 7:50 PM

I don't know what an “MIL” is but I do know that I was not cut out for the nursing profession.

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 12, 2015, 7:52 PM

A visit to the museum would be the thrill of a lifetime, but I'm afraid I will only be able to go there via cyberspace.

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 12, 2015, 7:54 PM

I must admit that I was fascinated by the additional biographical details learned in preparation for this post. I can't help but remember her first name as it was also my grandmother's name.

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 12, 2015, 7:57 PM

Learning comes by us in different ways. I was actually at a food site and it had a link for “This Day in History” and mentioned that it was the birthday of Florence Nightingale. It made me very happy to have an excuse to pursue further study of this admirable woman.

jiangliu1949 wrote on May 13, 2015, 8:10 AM

Her beliefs or "voice " grew out of her loving heart .She has brought the world so much Spiritual wealth,so We should commemorate her for ever .

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 13, 2015, 1:04 PM

Indeed. People such as Florence Nightingale, made or make sacrifices and give or share selflessly. Some people have similar gifts or talents and use them for selfish ends. We should give honor to whom honor is due.

WordChazer wrote on May 13, 2015, 4:28 PM

My workplace still holds to that today - do the sick no harm.

WordChazer wrote on May 13, 2015, 4:30 PM

Mother-In-Law. Or 'monster-in-law', as I have also heard...

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 13, 2015, 5:30 PM

LOL. Oh! I see!! I thought the letters represented a certain type of certification. Like CNA is Certified Nursing Assistant; RN is Registered Nurse. That's funny!

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 13, 2015, 5:33 PM

You would think it would not have to be said. But true stories about so-called "angels of death" killing their patients makes it clear it needs to be said LOUDLY!

AliCanary wrote on May 13, 2015, 8:31 PM

I didn't know those particular facts, either; I just knew her as a selfless and tireless hero who saved many lives. Thanks for the additional information!

jiangliu1949 wrote on May 14, 2015, 4:28 AM

I agree with you.People always look up to people like Florence Nightingale and look down on selfish ones .

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 14, 2015, 11:47 AM

You're welcome. It was fun learning and I felt compelled to share the experience. That's what I like about . When you get excited about something you can come over here, share it and not feel like you're talking a void of deafness.

cmoneyspinner wrote on June 24, 2016, 12:50 PM

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