Florence Nightingale and National Nurses Week

May 6th through May 12th this year has been designated as National Nurses Week by the American Nurses Association. The week ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale is commonly dubbed the “founder of modern nursing,” and is also known as a 19th century feminist.

If you’d like to learn more about Nightingale or the history of nursing, these books can help.

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One Response to Florence Nightingale and National Nurses Week

  1. Sean says:

    Perhaps of interest: Florence Nightingale was also a pioneer in the fields of applied statistics and data visualization. Check out an analysis of her famous “coxcomb” diagram from the University of Cambridge’s “Undestanding Uncertainty” team: http://understandinguncertainty.org/coxcombs