Profiles In Nursing

Historic and contemporary nurses who have advanced our profession.

Mary Marvin Wayland, RN, M.A. (?-1946), Grounding Nursing Practice in Research

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Mary Marvin Wayland, RN, M.A. (?-1946), Grounding Nursing Practice in Research

Standards of care depended on where a nurse worked

By Elizabeth Hanink, RN, BSN, PHN

Photo above: Columbia hospital on Wilshire Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles, where Mary Marvin began her career as a nurse in the 1920s. Evidence-based practice is such a fundamental part of today’s nursing vocabulary that it’s hard to believe ...

Lillian Sholtis Brunner (1918-2016), Textbook Author

Lillian Sholtis Brunner (1918-2016), Textbook Author

Nursing students remember their Brunner Bible

Maria Stromberger (1898-1957), Angel of Auschwitz

Maria Stromberger (1898-1957), Angel of Auschwitz

She risked her life to ease suffering, then after the war testified against the Nazi guards

Ellen Savage (1912-1985), Australian Wartime Hero

Ellen Savage (1912-1985), Australian Wartime Hero

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

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

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Robert Noakes