Today perhaps more so than ever before, nurses are championed for their bravery and heroism. They dedicate their professional lives to helping people when they’re at their most vulnerable. And as the Covid-19 pandemic has shown us, every one of us can find ourselves in a perilous situation at a moment’s notice.
There have been many hugely significant moments in the history of nursing, and an array of individuals who have defined and shaped the profession, making it what it is today. According to the World Health Organization, 2020 is the Year of the Nurse. So there’s never been a better time to take a closer look at the history of nursing and why it matters so much today.
In order to understand the significance of the nursing profession in 2020, we need to understand the moments in history that have shaped it. And doing so takes us on a fascinating journey through the last 170 years. Even if you think you know about the nursing profession and its history, there’s so much to learn about and find out.
That’s what we’re going to take a look at now. So if you’re interested in the history of nursing and want to learn more about it, take a look at this helpful infographic from Marymount University. It displays the history of nursing in an easy to understand way and covers all of the most important milestones in the development of the profession, so be sure to check it out.
Infographic designed by: Marymount University