Important nurses of the 19th century are often overshadowed by Nightingale’s prominence. Select one 19th century nurse other than Nightingale and describe this person’s contributions to leadership and/or nursing care. We look forward to reading about the nurse you select!
One historical nursing figure from the 19th century is Mary Eliza Mahoney (April 16, 1845- January 4, 1926, 80 years) (Thornton, 2019). She was the first African-American nurse to work in U.S hospitals. Despite coming from a poor black American family, Mary was determined to become a nurse. She joined the only hospital with a nursing school across the country at the time. There, she worked as a cook, washerwoman, janitor, and nursing aide for 15 years after which she was allowed to study nursing (Judd & Sitzman, 2014). During her course, she provided nursing care, attended lectures, and studied ….Click Icon below to purchase full tutorial at $5