Profiles In Nursing

Historic and contemporary nurses who have advanced our profession.

Ellen Savage (1912-1985), Australian Wartime Hero

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Ellen Savage (1912-1985), Australian Wartime Hero

She survived the sinking of a hospital ship and rallied a nation at war

By Elizabeth Hanink, RN, BSN, PHN

Even if you practice for decades, your entire career may be defined by only a few moments. For Australia’s Ellen Savage, it was the three minutes it took for the Australian hospital ship Centaur to sink in 1943. Australian Army Nurse Ellen ...

Nathalie Bucknall (1895-1959), From St. Petersburg to Hollywood

Nathalie Bucknall (1895-1959), From St. Petersburg to Hollywood

Nursing during the Bolshevik Revolution, and beyond

Martha Ballard (1735-1812), Colonial Midwife
Cecelia Crawford: Making Research Relevant to Nursing Practice
Capt. Rupert B. Laco, RN, MSN; United States Air Force

Capt. Rupert B. Laco, RN, MSN; United States Air Force

2016 Florence Nightingale Award Winner

Katherine Buckner Avery, RN (1896-1982)  Nightingale of the Bayou
Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams

Acting Surgeon General

Emma Cushman (1863-1931), Saving World War I Orphans
Rep. Lois Capps, RN, BSN, M.A.

Rep. Lois Capps, RN, BSN, M.A.

From bedside to divinity school to the House of Representatives

Christiane Reimann (1888-1979) and the International Council of Nurses

Christiane Reimann (1888-1979) and the International Council of Nurses

This headstrong heiress was a realistic visionary

Pamela Cipriano, President of the ANA

Pamela Cipriano, President of the ANA

Leading 3 million American nurses

Imogene M. King and a New Theory of Nursing

Imogene M. King and a New Theory of Nursing

Building a nurse-patient relationship

Cicely Saunders, Founder of Modern Hospice Care
Corinne MacEgan, President of the ANAC

Corinne MacEgan, President of the ANAC

She approached her leadership role

Marian Alford (1905-1989), Nurse Organizer

Marian Alford (1905-1989), Nurse Organizer

Taking action to improve conditions for nurses

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