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10 Most Influential Female Nurses of All Time

10 Most Influential Female Nurses of All Time


July 29, 2008

Nurses impact lives every day. But once in a while, a nurse comes along who touches the lives of the world, and not just her patients. These women went above and beyond for the field of nursing. They served in wars, broke down racial barriers, and campaigned for women’s rights. They have become role models for women everywhere, not just nurses. However, nurses can be especially proud to share a title with these 10 ladies.

1. Florence Nightingale

2. Margaret Sanger

3. Clara Barton

4. Mary Eliza Mahoney

5. Anna Caroline Maxwell

6. Dorothea Lynde Dix

7. Ellen Dougherty

8. Mabel Keaton Staupers

9. Linda Richards

10. Claire Bertschinger

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