History of Nursing

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Having and understanding of the history of nursing allows us to fully understanding the restrictions and problems effecting us in present day. This article highlights the importance of having a solid foundation in which to build understanding and skill. It shows us that we will be enabled to fully understand a number of restrictions or struggles places on nurses. For example, pay, regulation, staff shortages etc.
It shows us that when we have a solid understanding of why, how and where we originated from, we will be able to fully appreciate the importance of our role within the health care system. The article also discusses how knowledge of our professions history can guide and direct future decision/implementations for improvement.

BRODIE, B., 2010. History of Nursing: Early Years. 2008. Insight Media/History of Nursing: The Development of a Profession. 2008. Insight Media. Nursing History Review, 18, pp. 204-207.

Understanding where our profession has come from and the struggles that were faced, whether it be lack of education and training, facilities, personnel or understanding will enable us as students and next generation nurses to drive change in our profession based on past experiences for the betterment of our profession and the students who follow.
There has been substantial growth in the innovation of our profession and there have been advanced nursing programs established due to the 'increasing complexities of modern nursing'. The turn of the twentieth century saw the creation of professional nursing organisations that allowed our profession to establish standards across our profession. This included formal training and competency standards.
Its important to understand that has been substantial increase in the social standing and training provided to nurses, this is highlighted in 1943 by the creation of the U.S Cadet Nurse Corps.

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