My Inspirations

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  • Dorothea Dix

    Dorothea Dix
    Dorothea Dix is known for her crusade in trying to have better treatment for the mentally ill. When she began they were housed in the same cells as prostitutes and murderers.
  • Clara Barton

    Clara Barton
    During the Civil War Clara Barton was known as "the Angel of the Battlefield." During this time she was the lady in charge and led a group in search of missing men from the Union Army. On May 21, 1881 Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross.
  • Mary Ann Bickerdyke

    Mary Ann Bickerdyke
    Was a nurse and humanitarian. Also Chief of Nursing for western armies under Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War. Mary Ann also practiced botanic medicine.
  • Linda Richards

    Linda Richards
    Linda moved to Boston after her husband died. She worked as an assistant nurse at the Boston City Hospital. She trained as a nurse at the New England Hospital for Women and Children. In 1874 she took over Boston Training School. She was also inducted into National Womens Hall of Fame.
  • Mary Eliza Mahoney

    Mary Eliza Mahoney
    Mary Eliza was the first African-American RN in the U.S.A. She was the director of an orphange and was awarded by the ANA. Was also inducted into the Nursing Hall of Fame in 1976.
  • Isabel Hampton Robb

    Isabel Hampton Robb
    Graduated from Bellevue Training School for Nurses. She was the superintendent of Nursing at Cook County Hospital and in 1889 was appointed head of nursing at Johns Hopkins. In 1976 she was inducted into the ANA hall of fame.
  • Lavinia Dock

    Lavinia Dock
    Lavinia was trained at Bellevue Training School for Nurses and graduated in 1886. Compiled the first manual of drugs in 1890. She also worked closely in with Lillian Wlad. She was a contributing editor to the American Journal of Nursing.
  • Lillian Wald

    Lillian Wald
    Graduated from the New York School for Nurses in 1891. She was a public health advocate, nurse, and social worker. She committed her life to helping others and helped lead the first women's peace march in 1914.
  • Mary Adelaide Nutting

    Mary Adelaide Nutting
    Mary was a nursing educator. She was known for her role in raising the quality of higher education in nursing. She was the head nurse at Johns Hopkins in 1891.
  • Annie Goodrich

    Annie Goodrich
    Annie Goodrich graduated from New York Hospital as a Registered Nurse. From 1923-1934 she was the first dean of Yale School of Nursing.
  • Margaret Sanger

    Margaret Sanger
    Margaret practiced nursing until 1912. She published a pamphlet named Family Limitation in which she coined the term birth control.
  • Virginia Henderson

    Virginia Henderson
    Graduated from the Army School of Nursing in 1921. Categorized nursing into fourteen components based on human need.
  • Mary Breckinridge

    Mary Breckinridge
    Pioneered the development of American Midwifery. She began her work in Kentucky in 1925.
  • Ida V. Moffett

    Ida V. Moffett
    After graduating from nursing school Ida was RN number 1830. She spent her life trying to better the quality care that was being provided to patients. Later, the Baptist Hospital changed it's name to The Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing.
  • Hildegard Peplau

    Hildegard Peplau
    Hildegard graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She emphasized pyschodynamic nursing which is the relationship between the nurse and client.
  • Martha Rogers

    Martha Rogers
    Received her diploma from Knoxville General Hospital. She wrote an introduction to the theoretical basis of nursing in 1936.
  • Lillian Holland Harvey

    Lillian Holland Harvey
    Lillian graduated from the Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing. She received her B.S. in 1944 from Colombia University. She was the director of nursing at John A. Andrew Hospital from 1944-1948.
  • Madeleine Leininger

    Madeleine Leininger
    Known for her work in nursing anthropology. She also established the field of Transcultural Nursing.
  • Jean Watson

    Jean Watson
    Jean graduated from the Lewis Gale School of Nursing. Earned her M.S. in psychiatric and mental health nursing. She is well known for her Theory of Human/Transpersonal Caring.
  • Dorothea Orem

    Dorothea Orem
    Dorothea Orem is most known for her theory of self care. This theory is called Orem model of nursing.