Who coined the term public health nursing?
Nursing, History, and Health Care
1890Lillian Wald, founder of the Henry Street Settlement (1893) in New York City, invented the term public health nursing to put emphasis on the community value of the nurse whose work was built upon an understanding of all the problems that invariably accompanied the ills of the poor.
Who was the first formally educated nurse in the US?
At the New England Hospital for Women and Children, Dr. Marie Zak- rewska set up a nurses’ training program patterned after the Kaisers- werth school. The first American graduate nurse was 32-year-old Linda Richards, who completed this one- year program in 1873.
What is Lavinia Dock best known for?
Lavinia Lloyd Dock was a nurse and social reformer born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1858. From a well-to-do family, she chose to train as a nurse and after serving as a visiting nurse among the poor she compiled the first manual of drugs for nurses, Materia Medica for Nurses (1890).