Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Florence Nightingale’s life and work – Florence Nightingale’s message for Today’s Nursing Students]

SEBESTYÉN Anett Katalin1,2

APRIL 30, 2020

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2020;33(2)

[The International Nurses Day is organized every year on May 12. This year is special, because Florence Nightingale, who is one of the nurses’ ideal, will have the 200th anniversary of her birth. The nurse’s life, who is also known as the „lady with the lamp”, wasn’t easy, because she needed to face many things/issues. However, she achieved the respect of the nurse profession and the appreciation of the nurses. She has also fought for women rights and studied a lot – thanks for those, she worked out statistic methods that nowadays we still use. As a result/because of her memorandums, she allocated many statistical coherences that are still valid. She confirmed with numerical dates, how big the connection between death and hygiene circumstances is. To her advice, more nursing educations were started, as well as the hospital systems were reformed by her. One of her greatest work is the Notes on nursing, which is counted until today as the number one handbook of nursing.]

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  1. Semmelweis Egyetem, Egészségügyi Közszolgá­lati Kar, Egészségügyi Menedzserképző Központ, egészségügyi menedzser II. évfolyam
  2. Petz Aladár Megyei Oktató Kórház, Győr

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