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Florence Nightingale
By: Katie M.
New Jersey, Grade 2

Florence Nightingale was born in Italy on May 12th, 1820 and died August 13, 1919 from old age in England.

Florence Nightingale was a nurse during the Crimean War. After the war she opened a school for nurses. Florence Nightingale said she heard a calling from God. Florence made visits to the homes of the sick and began to investigate hospitals.

In March 1854 Britain, France and Turkey declared war on Russia. The Lady-in-chief, as Florence was called wrote letters for the soldiers. She sent the men’s wages home to their families. The introduction of the female nurses to the military hospital was a great success.

In 1860 she established the Nightingale Training School for nurses at St. Thomas Hospital. In 1860 “Notes on Nursing “ was published. It laid down the principles of nursing. Her reforms have influenced the nature of modern health.

I picked her because she was really important and I think I can follow her footsteps and be a good nurse.

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