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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Marie LaveauMarie Laveau
American

Naomi JuddNaomi Judd
American

Betty ShabazzBetty Shabazz
American
Jennifer WorthJennifer Worth
British
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of RussiaGrand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia
Russian

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

Juanita BroaddrickJuanita Broaddrick
American

Evelyn MaseEvelyn Mase
South African
Rachel RobinsonRachel Robinson
American

Kristen GilbertKristen Gilbert
American
Aurora QuezonAurora Quezon
Filipino

Mimi SmithMimi Smith
British

Lillian Gordy CarterLillian Gordy Carter
American
Rena OwenRena Owen
New Zealander

Elizabeth FryElizabeth Fry
British
Sue JohansonSue Johanson
Canadian

Suze RandallSuze Randall
British

Bhanwari DeviBhanwari Devi
Indian
Ethel Roosevelt DerbyEthel Roosevelt Derby
American
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Queen Fabiola of BelgiumQueen Fabiola of Belgium
Spanish
Elizabeth FreemanElizabeth Freeman
American

Derek LongmuirDerek Longmuir
British

Agnes von KurowskyAgnes von Kurowsky
American

Constance KentConstance Kent
British
Michaela SchaffrathMichaela Schaffrath
German

Nella LarsenNella Larsen
American

John of GodJohn of God
Spanish

Gerlinde KaltenbrunnerGerlinde Kaltenbrunner
Austrian

Hildegard PeplauHildegard Peplau
Romanian, American
Naomi MitchisonNaomi Mitchison
Scottish

Lucia de BerkLucia de Berk
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Mary KingsleyMary Kingsley
British

Clara MaassClara Maass
American

Sarah Emma EdmondsSarah Emma Edmonds
Canadian
HonokaHonoka
Japanese

Camillus de LellisCamillus de Lellis
Italian
Dorothea OremDorothea Orem
American

Madeleine LeiningerMadeleine Leininger
American

Jeanne ManceJeanne Mance
French

Maura ClarkeMaura Clarke
Salvadoran, American

Doris Pilkington GarimaraDoris Pilkington Garimara
Australian
Susan TraversSusan Travers
British

Mary Ann BickerdykeMary Ann Bickerdyke
American

Karin FossumKarin Fossum
Norwegian

Grace OgotGrace Ogot
Kenyan
Mărgărita Miller-VerghyMărgărita Miller-Verghy
Romanian
Anita CobbyAnita Cobby
Australian

Yetunde PriceYetunde Price
American

Elsa BrandstromElsa Brandstrom
Swedish