History of Nursing

Timeline created by efhammond
  • Clara Barton

    Clara Barton
    founded her own school six years later and after ten years of teaching, felt the need to alter her career path. She then pursued writing and languages at the Liberal Institute in Clinton, New York.
  • Linda Richards

    Linda Richards
    In 1878 Linda Richards helped set up a training school at Boston City Hospital.She was elected as the first president of the American Society of Superintendents of Training Schools and served as head of the Philadelphia Visiting Nurses Society.
  • Lillian Wald

    Lillian Wald
    Lillian D. Wald was a practical idealist who worked to create a more just society. Her goal was to ensure that women and children, immigrants and the poor, and members of all ethnic and religious groups would realize America%u2019s promise of %u201Clife, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.%u201D
  • Mary Ann Bickerdyke

    Mary Ann Bickerdyke
    Mother Bickerdyke became the best known, most colorful, and probably most resourceful Civil War nurse. After the war ended, she worked for the Salvation Army in San Francisco, and became an attorney, helping Union veterans with legal issues.
  • Lavinia Dock

    Lavinia Dock
    After serving as a visiting nurse among the poor, she compiled the first, and long most important, manual of drugs for nurses, Materia Medica for Nurses (1890).
    She also did most of the work for A History of Nursing (4 vols, 1907%u201312, later revised and abridged). Although she gave up nursing as a practice around the age of 50, she dedicated her energies to outspoken activism on controversial social issues of the day, such as improved working conditions, the elimination of prostitution and venere
  • Mary Adelaide Nutting

    Mary Adelaide Nutting
    Nutting became assistant superintendent of the nursing school in 1893 and superintendent in 1894. In 1907, she left Johns Hopkins to become professor of institutional administration at Columbia Teachers College and was the first woman to hold a professorship at Columbia University.
  • Isabel Adams Hampton Robb

    Isabel Adams Hampton Robb
    in 1893, Robb gathered together a nucleus of women who were superintendents of schools and founded the American Society of Superintendents of Training Schools for Nurses.
    This organization became the National League of Nursing Education in 1912. Robb was one of the original members of the committee to found the American Journal of Nursing.
  • Mary Eliza Mahoney

    Mary Eliza Mahoney
    In 1896, Mahoney became one of the original members of a predominately white Nurses Associated Alumnae of the United States and Canada (later known as the American Nurses Association or ANA). In 1908 she was cofounder of the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses (NACGN).
  • Dorothea Orem

    Dorothea Orem
    was a nursing theorist and founder of the Orem model of nursing, or Self Care Deficit Nursing Theory. In simplest terms, this theory states that nurses have to supply care when the patients cannot provide care to themselves.
  • Mary Breckinridge

    Mary Breckinridge
    While in Europe she became acquainted with the nurse-midwives in France and Great Britain and thought with their training, she could perhaps meet the problem of medical care for mothers and babies in rural America. At the age of 43, Mrs. Breckinridge returned to England to study midwifery since no course was offered in the United States.
  • Ida V. Moffett

    Ida V. Moffett
    Having presided over the graduation and licensing of more than 4,000 nurses, and having led the major health care professional organizations of the state, she made an indelible mark on an industry. Her grip on the hearts and minds of people in the health care industry of Alabama lay not so much in what she did, but in who she was, and how she lived.
  • Annie Goodrich

    Annie Goodrich
    in 1924 Annie Goodrich became dean of, the first nursing program at Yale University. She was responsible for developing the program into the Yale Graduate School of Nursing ten years later. In her early career, Goodrich was superintendent of nurses at New York Post-Graduate Hospital and the New York Hospital, and general superintendent of Training Schools in New York City at Bellevue and Allied.
  • Lillian Holland Harvey

    Lillian Holland Harvey
    She was a member of the board of directors, the Accreditation Team for the National League of Nursing, and a Board-appointed advisor to the National Student Nurses Association. She used her expertise and talents to work in and through professional organizations to advance the cause of black nurses and the nursing profession.
  • Martha Rogers

    Martha Rogers
    In about 1963 Martha edited a journal called Nursing Science. It was during that time that Rogers was beginning to formulate ideas about the publication of her third book An Introduction to the Theoretical Basis of Nursing (Rogers, 1970. In 1979 she became Professor Emeritus and continued to have an active role in the development of nursing and the SUHB up until the time of her death on March 13, 1994.
  • Jean Watson

    Jean Watson
    Watson has earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing and psychiatric-mental health nursing and holds her PhD in educational psychology and counseling. She is a widely published author and recipient of several awards and honors, including an international Kellogg Fellowship in Australia, a Fullbright Research Award in Sweden and five (5) Honorary Doctoral Degrees including 2 International Honorary Doctorates (Sweden and the United Kingdom).
  • Madeleine Leininger

    Madeleine Leininger
    Madeleine Leininger was a pioneering nursing theorist her contributions to nursing theory involve the discussion of what it is to care. Most notably, she developed the concept of transcultural nursing, bringing the role of cultural factors in nursing practice into the discussion of how to best attend to those in need of nursing care.
  • Hildegard Peplau

    Hildegard Peplau
    Hildegard Peplau's fifty-year career in nursing left an indelible stamp on the profession of nursing, and on the lives of the mentally ill in the United States. She wore many hats - founder of modern psychiatric nursing, innovative educator, advocate for the mentally ill, proponent of advanced education for nurses, Executive Director and then President of the American Nurses Association, and prolific author.
  • Virgina Henderson

    Virgina Henderson
    Virginia Henderson graduated from the Army School of Nursing, Washington, D.C., in 1921.Her famous definition of nursing was one of the first statements clearly delineating nursing from medicine
  • Dorothea Dix

    Dorothea Dix
    became the Union's Superintendent of Female Nurses during the Civil War. Dix looked after the welfare of both the nurses, who labored in an often brutal environment, and the soldiers to whom they ministered, obtaining medical supplies from private sources when they were not forthcoming from the government