The First American Nurse

Mary Eliza Mahoney was born May 7, 1845 in Dorchester Massachusetts. Her parents were freed slaves originally from North Carolina, who moved before Civil War occured to avoid racial discrimination. She was the oldest of four siblings with one sibling who passed. Mahoney was enrolled into Phillips School at the age of 10, one of … Read more

Lillian Wald Biography

On March 10, 1867, Lillian Wald was born into a German-Jewish middle-class family in Cincinnati, Ohio. She resided with her family in Ohio until 1878 when she moved with her family to Rochester, New York for her father’s career as an optics dealer. Her family enrolled her into a boarding school for young ladies called … Read more

Nurse practitioner rough draft 

The profession of nursing in an extremely rewarding job. Nurses are disposed to a new challenge everyday, molding them into stronger individuals. In order to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner , one must understand the duties and important qualities expected, the education required, job security and outlook, and the flexibility and quality of … Read more

Nurses as a Change Agent

Change in today’s health care landscape is a daily, if not hourly, reality. The historical term for those leading change is “change agent.” The job of the change agent is to assist people (including both health care professionals and consumers), organizations (hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, physician offices, home health agencies) and other stakeholders in understanding … Read more