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Florence Nightingale a British nurse, statistician, and social reformer. She was born in the
year 1820 in Florence, Italy. She was the younger of two children. Florence never wanted to
be the center of attention. Her father was a wealthy man who owned two estates. Her father
educated her, where she learned Italian, German, and French. Florence was active in
helping weak and ill people. She approached her parent and told them she wanted to be a
nurse, but her parent was not pleased. At 17 years, she declined her marriage proposal to
pursue her calling. Nightingale was able to enroll in nursing school despite her family's
reservations.
During the Crimean war, Nightingale was put in charge of allied soldiers and the British in
Turkey. She spent most of her time inward and night taking care of patients. It is during this
time she learned the value of good hospital and patient organization. She became the
superintendent of the institution through connection. She was able to improve nursing care,
hospital efficiency, and working conditions using her position. After a year, she started
training nurses at Kings College Hospital in London. She achieved in the creation of social
reforms in nursing and health care. Nightingale's fund was established as a token of respect
and gratitude, which was used in instituting Nightingale school of nursing. She came up with
Nightingale statistical models, which are used to date like Coxcomb chart, which she used
to assess mortality hence becoming a modern nursing foundational philosopher.

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Florence Nightingale a British nurse, statistician, and social reformer. She was born in the year 1820 in Florence, Italy. She was the younger of two children. Florence never wanted to be the center of attention. Her father was a wealthy man who owned two estates. Her father educated her, where she ...
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