List of famous nurses with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

When we talk of famous nurses, Florence Nightingale is undoubtedly the first name that comes to mind. Popularly known as the “The Lady with the Lamp”, she went beyond the call of duty while tending to wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. Another nurse who received praise for her wartime work is Clara Barton who served as a hospital nurse in the American Civil War and was actively involved in humanitarian work. Well known for her role as a birth control activist and sex educator, American nurse Margaret Higgins Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the United States. Nurses throughout history have played a pivotal role in bringing about a difference in not just the lives of individual patients, but in promoting major social changes. When Mary Eliza Mahoney, a black woman, became a professionally qualified nurse in the United States in the late 19th century, she challenged professional discrimination against African Americans. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous nurses from all over the globe.

Jade GoodyJade Goody
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Naomi JuddNaomi Judd
American
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of RussiaGrand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia
Russian

Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of RussiaGrand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia
Russian

Edith CavellEdith Cavell
British

Raymond Fernandez and Martha BeckRaymond Fernandez and Martha Beck
American

Rachel RobinsonRachel Robinson
American
Evelyn MaseEvelyn Mase
South African

Kristen GilbertKristen Gilbert
American

Mimi SmithMimi Smith
British

Aurora QuezonAurora Quezon
Filipino
Vera BrittainVera Brittain
British

Rena OwenRena Owen
New Zealander
Lillian Gordy CarterLillian Gordy Carter
American

Elizabeth FryElizabeth Fry
British

Bhanwari DeviBhanwari Devi
Indian
Suze RandallSuze Randall
British

Ethel Roosevelt DerbyEthel Roosevelt Derby
American
Constance KentConstance Kent
British

Agnes von KurowskyAgnes von Kurowsky
American

Derek LongmuirDerek Longmuir
British
Michaela SchaffrathMichaela Schaffrath
German
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Queen Fabiola of BelgiumQueen Fabiola of Belgium
Spanish
Hildegard PeplauHildegard Peplau
Romanian, American

John of GodJohn of God
Spanish

Sarah Emma EdmondsSarah Emma Edmonds
Canadian

Elizabeth FreemanElizabeth Freeman
American
HonokaHonoka
Japanese
Gerlinde KaltenbrunnerGerlinde Kaltenbrunner
Austrian

Lucia de BerkLucia de Berk
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Madeleine LeiningerMadeleine Leininger
American

Dorothea OremDorothea Orem
American
Karin FossumKarin Fossum
Norwegian

Maura ClarkeMaura Clarke
Salvadoran, American

Anita CobbyAnita Cobby
Australian

Yetunde PriceYetunde Price
American

Mărgărita Miller-VerghyMărgărita Miller-Verghy
Romanian