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Nightingale, Florence

(nīt′ĭn-gāl)
A British philanthropist, 1820–1910, who is considered the founder of nursing as a profession, a formidable statistician, and a pioneering hospital reformer. She was one of many trained nurses to serve in Crimea and dramatically lowered the death rate in the British army by advocating cleanliness and reform of sanitary conditions in hospitals at the battlefront. The astonishing decrease in morbidity and mortality at the front riveted the public both in Britain and in the rest of the West, and the Nightingale Fund gained large contributions from donors around the world. The fund was used to establish a school of nursing at St. Thomas' Hospital in London, England, in 1860. The school became a model for nursing schools around the world, and the first nursing school based on the Nightingale model to be established in the U.S. was at Bellevue Hospital in New York.
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As well as celebrating the life and achievements of Florence Nightingale, Heart of England will mark International Nurses Day on May 12 by recognising 20 nurses who have gone the extra mile to provide a high standard of nursing.
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The exhibition on Betsi Cadwaladr at Cartref Bryn Yr Eglwys nursing home Pentrefoelas Betsi Cadwaladr (left) made her name nursing alongside Florence Nightingale (above) in the Crimea
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Our membership is looking at the Nightingale Pledge and its language validity for the present time There are misconceptions that the pledge was written by Florence Nightingale but it wasn't The original Nightingale Pledge "was composed in 1893 by Mrs Lystra E Gretter and a Committee for the Farrand Training School for Nurses, Detroit, Michigan It was called the Florence Nightingale Pledge as a token of esteem for the founder of modern nursing.
They must look at one of their most effective leaders and political activist, Florence Nightingale, and other successful leaders that achieved an great accomplishments in policy development, as examples and mentors.
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