March is National Women's History Month
Did you know March is National Women’s History Month?
Designated by joint resolutions of the House and Senate and proclamations by five American presidents, it is an opportunity to honor and celebrate women's achievements throughout history.
Nursing is certainly filled with its share of historical female figures, beginning perhaps most famously with Florence Nightingale. But nurses continue to make history each and every day, from patients’ bedsides, to the ED, NICUs and surgical suites, classrooms and research facilities around the country, and military hospitals around the globe.
Beginning next month, ADVANCE for Nurses will begin running a feature in our online edition called “Who Am I?” celebrating the accomplishments of nursing figures of both yesterday and today, and the vast majority of whom will be women.
We will provide you with clues that will reveal the nurse featured, along with a profile and links to other places on the Internet where you can find more information about her (sometimes him) as well as content related to the subject’s specialty, field of research, accomplishments, etc.
Among the notable nurses to be featured in the coming months include …
Wait a minute. I can’t tell you that, as it will spoil the reveals when you’re playing along at home.
What I can do though, is ask you which historical nursing figure you would like to learn more about, including those nurses making history today.