Select a nurse that historically contributed to the advancement of the profession.
In a 2–3-page paper (not including the title page or reference page), include the following information:
- Describe the background of the nurse you selected.
- Discuss the major social issues occurring at the time this nurse lived.
- Describe two contributions this nurse made to the nursing profession including an explanation of how these two unique contributions influenced current nursing practice.
You may use your textbook, readings, and the following for background information.
Strout, K. (2012). Wellness promotion and the institute of medicine’s future of nursing report: Are nurses ready? Holistic Nursing Practice 26(3), 129-136.
Requirements: 3 pages without reference, reference 1 page
please for this work, APA formatting is very important, no plagiarism, i need a job well done.
the nurse i choose is Florence nightingale.
Nightingale also contributed to the importance of patient assessment. She walked around with her lantern late at night, chatting to and assessing her patients’ conditions. All nursing actions are founded on nursing evaluations, which are at the center of the profession. With that in mind, it’s only right that her practice of making assessment rounds earned her the nickname “the lady with the lamp” among the soldiers. The practice has also been adopted in current nursing practices through the nurse rounds (Strout, 2012). The evaluation guarantees that the patient’s condition is closely monitored and detected, lowering the chance of complications that could jeopardize the patient’s health. The nurse also conducts an assessment of unstable or deteriorating patients and a review of their progress during their inpatient stay. During her rounds, Nightingale spoke with her patients, giving compassion and understanding in their time of need.