Virginia A. Henderson (November 30, 1897 – March 19, 1996) was a nurse theorist and educator who advocated for a positive view of the nursing profession. Henderson developed the Nursing Need Theory, a way to define the focus of nursing practice. The focus of the theory is on the importance of increasing the patient’s independence in order to foster his ...
Mary Elizabeth Carnegie (April 19, 1916, to February 20, 2008) was a nursing educator and author who worked tirelessly for the cause of African American nurses. She was the first black nurse to serve on the board of a state nursing association (Florida State Nurses Association).
Born in 1821 in North Oxford, Massachusetts, Clara Barton became an educator before discovering her calling during the American Civil War. The start of the war found Barton in Washington, D.C., and acting on a desire to serve her country, she quickly volunteered to nurse Union soldiers injured in the Baltimore Riot.
Mary Breckinridge, like Florence Nightingale, created an educational legacy that is still in place today.
If you are in nursing, whether as an active nurse or as a nurse educator, you surely know the history of Florence Nightingale, the mother of the modern nursing profession. Through her actions as she pursued her own career in nursing, Nightingale showed the value in