| This blog is dedicated to Liam...a man that just tells it like it is... |
Nursing hasn't always been the unprofessional professional job that is today...Yes, Believe it or not Nurses used to be prostitutes... I know right? but let's think about it? They took care of people that were contagious and weak...thoughts times were tought...no antiboticos .. But Florence Nightingale whole heartedly... gave it her all and literally saved the lives of men at war...for this I honor her today as I did the day in May 2006 when I myself walked down the the isle amongst the lit lamps...To all my nurses out there I'm sending a a big hug and much needed thanks!!!
|Born||12 May 1820(1820-05-12) |
Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany
|Died||13 August 1910 (aged 90) |
Park Lane, London, United Kingdom
|Profession||Nurse and Statistician|
|Institutions||Selimiye Barracks, Scutari|
|Specialism||Hospital hygiene and sanitation|
|Known for||Pioneering modern nursing|
Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC (pronounced /ˈflɒrəns ˈnaɪtɪŋɡeɪl/, historically [ˈflɒɾəns]; 12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910) was an English nurse, writer and statistician. She came to prominence during the Crimean War for her pioneering work in nursing, and was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds at night to tend injured soldiers. Nightingale laid the foundation stone of professional nursing with the principles summarised in the book Notes on Nursing. The Nightingale Pledge taken by new nurses was named in her honour, and the annual International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on her birthday.