(Answered) NR393: Week 4 Discussion: Impact of 19th Century Nurses


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