Profiles In Nursing

Historic and contemporary nurses who have advanced our profession.

Martha Ballard (1735-1812), Colonial Midwife

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Martha Ballard (1735-1812), Colonial Midwife

Her diary leaves a legacy

By Elizabeth Hanink

She lived and died before Florence Nightingale was even born, but Martha Ballard’s diary still survives, providing us with a remarkable record of the lives of pioneer women and the practice of midwifery during the earliest years of the United States. 10,000 ...

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

Jennifer Worth, RGN, NM (1935-2011) and Call the Midwife

Jennifer Worth, RGN, NM (1935-2011) and Call the Midwife

Her charming memoir became a BBC TV series

Dame Christine Beasley, CNO of England

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