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The Progressive world is necessarily divided into two classes-those who take the best of what there is and enjoy it-those who wish for something better and try to create it

Love is the fundamental energy of the human spirit, the fuel on which we run, the well spring of our vitality.

Caring and nursing are two sides of the same coin and complement each other and are the hallmarks of the caring profession.

At the heart of nursing is the human being

Nightingale the Nurse - To nurse was also to hold a hand, to look with love, to be their for the dying.

Date: August 9, 2013

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florence nightingale the educationist

“An uneducated man who practices physic is justly called a quack, perhaps an imposter. Why are not uneducated nurses called quacks and imposters?” 1852 Florence Nightingale believed that if England was ever to allow women to perform all nursing functions, those women would have to be trained professionals, modeled on the emerging profession of women educators, not on nuns. Florence was confident in her abilities and very clear in her…

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florence nightingale the linguist

“Language is called the garment of thought.” Carlyle Thomas 1795-1881 Scottish historian & essayist Florence had a tremendous talent for languages; she learnt to speak French from childhood from her parents and from her mothers French maids; by her late teens she virtually had command of the language. She completed two biographies of Agatha and Christie (her mothers two maids, based on interviews with the young maids) January 1829 undertook…

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florence nightingale the writer

‘The Pen is The Tongue of The Mind’ Cervantes In 1844 she said she would ‘so much rather live than write, writing is only a supplement to living.’ But the sheer amount that came from her pen is enormous. Many of her writings represent months of unceasing labour and all reflect deep care and thought in their composition unluckily for nurses very little of what she wrote is available for…

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florence nightingale the the statistician

“The past informs the future” Pearl Buck Karl Pearson acknowledge Nightingale as a “Prophetess” in the development of applied statistics. Florence Nightingale : A pioneer in the visual presentation of information . Introduction: A little known aspect of Florence Nightingale’s life is her achievement in the field of statistics. She invented a diagram she called the ‘coxcomb’ – better known today as the ‘pie chart’. Florence had an excellent mind…

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florence nightingale the saint

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.” Joseph Campbell. Florence Nightingale was brought up in a deeply religious family and felt very close to God, even as a small child. She wrote in her private notes that on there different occasions she heard the voice of God calling her to his service. In 1837, while walking in the garden at Embley, Florence received what she…

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florence nightingale introduction

To-day when the Nursing profession is an established, scientific, organized profession we cannot help  but remember with deep gratitude, contributions made  by this great lady-the greatest nurse of all times, the founder of Modern Nursing, Florence Nightingale. At a time when it was unthinkable for aristocracy to send their women out to pursue professions, certainly not nursing, she dared to be a nurse – she dared to be different. A…

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