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It is important to understand and have knowledge of the history and foundation of nursing in order to practice as a nurse in today’s day and age because it is not possible to make advances and continue to progress without an adequate understanding of where we have come from. Medicine is an ever evolving field and new best practices are being released all the time. The history of nursing care truly is a foundation on which we, as a profession, can continue to build new knowledge to better care for the patients we serve. The first trend from the “Nursing Timeline of Historical Events” piece I would like to address would absolutely have to be Florence Nightingale and how she singlehandedly created the nursing profession. Before her it did not occur to doctors and other women who were fulfilling the role as “nurse” to try and keep the patient and the conditions in which the patient was being treated in, sanitary and clean. Nightingale also created the first school of nursing, where would the world of nursing be without her? One can only speculate. But Florence
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  • Spring '15
  • Nursing, Florence Nightingale, Mildred Montag, Elizabeth Grace Neill, new best practices

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