History and Nursing

Select a nurse that historically contributed to the advancement of the profession. Write a 2-3 page paper that responds to the following questions. Identify the nurse and his/her background and complete the following:
Provide a brief description of the major social issues occurring at the time this nurse lived
Describe two contributions made to nursing
Discuss how these two unique contributions influenced nursing as we know it today
Minimum length 2-3 pages not including cover or referencing. APA formatting with referencing and in text citation.
You may use your textbook, readings and the following for background information.
ANA Hall of Fame
American Association for the History of Nursing
Museum of Nursing History – Slide Show Gallery