Florence Nightingale

Born in 12th of May in 1820.

She came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War, in which she organised care for wounded soldiers at Constantinople (Istanbul). in the persona of “The Lady with the Lamp” making rounds of wounded soldiers at night. She called “The Ladywith the Lamp”. Because she was making rounds around of wounded soldiers at night.

In 1860, she laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment of her nursing school at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. It was the first secular nursing school in the world, and is now part of King’s College London.

Her birthday is celebrated every year as “International Nurses Day”.

She is a versatile writer. Most of his published works during his lifetime were concerned with disseminated medical knowledge. It is written in simple English that can be easily understood by those with poor literary skills.

At the Eighth International Conference of the Societies of the Red Cross in London in 1907, the assembled delegates decided to create an International “Florence Nightingale Medal” to be awarded to elites in the nursing field. Later, the Florence Nightingale Medal was established by the International Committee of the Red Cross in 1912. It is the highest international award given to a nurse.

Died in 1910.

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