Legacy of Florence Nightingale highlighted
Event to discuss role of nurses in infection prevention
May 20, 2014 | Jacksonville, FL
Florence Nightingale’s revolutionary impact on infection prevention and the nurse’s role today will be highlighted at a June event.
“The Legacy of Nightingale: The Best That We Can Be” on June 3 will showcase the art and science of Nightingale. Building upon her legacy, organizers will explore the role of nurses in infection prevention today and what the future holds for health practitioners in preventing and curing infections.
Sponsored by The Homeyer Institute for Nursing Research and Education at Baptist Health and The University of North Florida School of Nursing, the event is for nurses and those interested in infection prevention.
The program is from 7:30 am to12:30 pm at the University Center, University of North Florida. The cost, which includes breakfast from 7:30 to 8 am, is $25 per person and $12 for students. Continuing education nursing contact hours are available for this event.
Nightingale, who was born in 1820 and died in 1910, is considered the founder of modern nursing. A pioneer in hospital administration, she established the first scientifically-based nursing school in 1860, the Nightingale School of Nursing, at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London. She was also a celebrated statistician and war hero setting up training for midwives and nurses in workhouse infirmaries
“Florence Nightingale inspired and paved the way for nurses, who play an integral role in the prevention and cure of infections,” said Diane Raines, Baptist Health’s senior vice president and chief nursing officer. “At Baptist Health, we are committed to reducing the spread of infections in the health care industry.”
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