NRS 430 Topic 3 DQ 1
DQ 1: 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.
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.
Imagine that Florence Nightingale was able to return to see what nursing is today. What
would Florence think about today’s nurses and nursing in general? (this is an opinion
question- no citations or references are needed unless you use a source).
I think if Florence Nightingale were to be around today, she would have embraced
the evolution that had taken place in Nursing practice. She would see the art and
science she believed inculcated into the nursing of today. Florence had a great
interest and limitations during her time. she was able to pull through the challenges
with the limited resources available at the time. The nursing practice at the time was
limited by education and were seen as a voluntary service for humanity to alleviate
suffering and dying. I believe Florence and her team would have had reward
compensation commensurate to the effort they put in during the Crimea war and at
Florence would have seen the limitations in the practice at the time and better ways
to deal with the challenges.
Also, she might feel some bias about nurses who came into the profession due to its
lucrative aspect. She would have laid emphasis on sacrificing without expecting a
It might be a bit challenging for her to adjust completely to the nursing of today and
changing world of medicine which has evolved with better training, responsibilities,
specialization , safety and quality care.