DN150: One Hundred & Fifty Years of District Nursing

district nursing 150 - queens nursing institute

Florence Nightingale

2010 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale.

She came to prominence during the Crimean War for her pioneering work in nursing, and was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds at night to tend injured soldiers. Nightingale laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment, in 1860, of her nursing school at St Thomas's Hospital in London, the first secular nursing school in the world. International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on her birthday.

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quotes and sourcesQuotes & Sources
Read references about Florence Nightngale.

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a poem about florence nightingaleA Poem

A poem written about Florence Nightingale published in the Evening News.

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qni magazine excerptsThe Queen's Nurses' Magazine

Excerpts from the 1910 edition about Florence Nightingale.

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obituaries for florence nightingaleObituaries

Obituaries for Florence Nightingale from the national press.

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