Florence Nightingale was a famous
nurse, better known throughout the world as 'The Lady with the Lamp'.
the foundation of modern and scientific nursing system by her
love for nursing.
Florence Nightingale was
Florence (ltaly) in 1820. Florence received the best of education and
trained to be a gentle woman. She belonged to a wealthy family with a
standing in society. But her ambition from young age was to become a
she loved to look after the sick people. So she rejected the comforts
luxuries of homely life and dedicated herself to the service of the
joined a school for nurses in Germany and underwent training for four
She got the practical training of nursing in 'Gentle Women During
nursing home in London.
1854, the Cremean War broke out between Russia and Turkey. England
help to Turkish soldiers, fighting in Cremea. Florence Nightingale was
for help. She and few other nurses toiled to take care of hundreds of
was the lady-in-chief and looked after everything there. She put
order and was strict disciplinarian. Late at night while visiting
used to hold a lamp in her hand. She would stop to say cheering words
patients and thus came to be known as 'The Lady with the Lamp'.
founded a nursing school at St. Thomas's Hospital at London and
women to join the nursing profession. She did reforms in the British
and made the work of nursing honorable for all time. She died in London
age of 90 years.