Nightingale served as a nurse during the Crimean war, tending to wounded soldiers. She was called “The Lady with the lamp” because of her habit of making rounds at night.
Florence Nightingale- “Founder of Modern Nursing”
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. The Nightingale Pledge, taken by new nurses, was named in Florence Nightingale’s Honor.
Born: May 12, 1820
Died: August 13, 1910
Nurses Day is celebrate around the world on Florence Nightingale’s Birthday.