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Florence Nightingale

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Nannie Wiegman

Logo: Florence Nightingale Instituut
Learning goal: 
  • Gain knowledge of the life of Florence Nightingale from childhood to her experiences in the Crimean War, through her years as an ardent campaigner for nurse training and health reforms
Geographic location: Great Britain and Scutari, Turkey
Time period: 1820-1910

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the most famous nurse of all, is known world-wide as the founder of modern, scientific nursing.  Not only did she raise the profile of nursing as a profession suitable for ladies; she also raised enough money to open a school for nurses at St Thomas‘s Hospital, London. The lecture highlights her life and campaigns for nurse training and health reforms.

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Credits for images and videos in the lecture: Florence Nightingale Institute, Culemborg, The Netherlands