How has nursing practice evolved over time? Discuss the key leaders and historical events that have
influenced the advancement of nursing, nursing education, and nursing roles that are now part of the
contemporary nursing profession.
Nursing practice; Key leaders and historical events
The advancements in technology have created an environment that makes patient care more efficient and helpful for the patient. The changes in training, health care setting, growing responsibilities, nursing culture, and patient care have saved countless lives and helped it become the respected field that it is today. When nursing began it had very little to do with formal medical training and everything to do with your gender and willingness to do the job. Nursing began as a way to provide hygiene and comfort to sick and disabled people, and in 380 A.D. the first hospital was established. As the medical profession continued to advance, nurses were instrumental in caring for patients and helping them feel comfortable. Eventually, nursing was recognized as its own field. Florence Nightingale is considered the creator of modern nursing. In 1860, Nightingale funded and established the Nightingale Training School, which is now associated with King`s College London. She played a crucial role in introducing trained nurses to the world.