2020 is the Year of the Nurse, let’s take a look at the history of nursing, the people, and events that have shaped nursing as we know it today.
From Florence Nightingale to modern-day heroes who are helping us through our current healthcare crisis, nurses have always been vital public servants in our society. Today, it’s more important than ever to recognize nurses’ contributions to society, and that starts by understanding the history of the profession.
We’re all thankful for the vital work that nurses do in caring for us during the times when we need it most. But it’s not often we stop to take a look back at the long history and development of the nursing profession. That’s something that matters a lot because the history of nursing tells us a lot about the profession today and why it matters.
Over the past 170 years, nursing has changed a lot and the positive change has been driven by the nurses, in most cases women, who have been on the frontline of the profession. And with 2020 now being called the Year of the Nurse, it’s as good a time as any to look back at the people and events that have shaped nursing as we know it today.
The infographic below presents the information you need to know about nursing and the many women who have contributed to it in huge ways over the years. This graphic from Marymont University makes it easy to understand how and how has changed nursing for the better in a clear and linear manner. So if this is a subject you want to find out more about, check it out now.
Thank you to all our healthcare professionals and essential workers.
Infographic designed by: Marymount University