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Isabel Hampton (1860–1910). An early leader in nursing education, the first “principal” of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore and a founder of the forerunner of the American Nurses' Association.
Robb, Isabel Hampton
(1860-1910), a Canadian-born American nursing educator and writer. She was the first to institute a systematic, step-by-step course for nursing students that integrated clinical experience and classwork and the first educator to arrange for the affiliation of her students at other hospitals for specialized training. She also helped establish university affiliation for nursing education and postgraduate courses. When the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing was established in Baltimore in 1889, she became its first director, establishing the high standards for both the practical and theoretic aspects of nursing education that became the base from which she worked to establish national standards. She was one of the founders of The American Journal of Nursing and of the forerunner of the American Nurses Association.