Rasmussen College ?Florence Nightingale's Significant Achievements Paper

Rasmussen College

Question Description

Select a nurse that historically contributed to the advancement of the profession. Write a 2-3 page paper that responds to the following questions. Identify the nurse and his/her background and complete the following:

  1. Provide a brief description of the major social issues occurring at the time this nurse lived
  2. Describe two contributions made to nursing
  3. Discuss how these two unique contributions influenced nursing as we know it today
  4. Minimum length 2-3 pages not including cover or referencing. APA formatting with referencing and in text citation.

You may use your textbook, readings and the following for background information.

ANA Hall of Fame

American Association for the History of Nursing

Museum of Nursing History - Slide Show Gallery

Strout, K. (2012). Wellness promotion and the Institute of Medicine's future of nursing report: Are nurses ready? Holistic Nursing Practice 26(3), 129-136.

This assignments must have accurate spelling and grammar and use APA Editorial Format for sources and reference.

Final Answer


Running Head: NURSING


Institution Affiliation



Florence Nightingale's most significant achievement is the introduction of professional
nursing into the military hospitals. Nightingale had a great believer and the ‘call to service' which
are essential to be able to understand her inspiration and approach that molded her work. In this
paper, we will be looking at Florence Nightingale contribution to the advancement of the nursing
At a young age, Nightingale was permitted to visit infirmaries and workhouses, in 1840's
in her visit to the workhouses she realized that she couldn't do anything to help alter the despicable
circumstances but she swore to change these conditions when she got the abilities to do so. The
Crimean War provided an opportunity for Nigh...

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