Florence Nightingale

Founder of modern nursing

Florence never let anything stop her from following her dream of being a nurse. She viewed caring for others as her calling even when she was dissuaded or not understood. Ultimately, her perseverance and accomplishments led to and understanding of the need for the nursing profession.

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Elizabeth Blackwell

British-born medical practitioner

In 1849, Blackwell became the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register.

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