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

Naomi JuddNaomi Judd
American

Edith CavellEdith Cavell
British

Raymond Fernandez and Martha BeckRaymond Fernandez and Martha Beck
American

Kristen GilbertKristen Gilbert
American
Rachel RobinsonRachel Robinson
American

Vera BrittainVera Brittain
British

Rena OwenRena Owen
New Zealander

Aurora QuezonAurora Quezon
Filipino
Evelyn MaseEvelyn Mase
South African

Lillian Gordy CarterLillian Gordy Carter
American
Mimi SmithMimi Smith
British

Suze RandallSuze Randall
British

Gerlinde KaltenbrunnerGerlinde Kaltenbrunner
Austrian
Ethel Roosevelt DerbyEthel Roosevelt Derby
American

Bhanwari DeviBhanwari Devi
Indian
Elizabeth FryElizabeth Fry
British

Queen Fabiola of BelgiumQueen Fabiola of Belgium
Spanish

Constance KentConstance Kent
British
Agnes von KurowskyAgnes von Kurowsky
American

Derek LongmuirDerek Longmuir
British
Michaela SchaffrathMichaela Schaffrath
German

John of GodJohn of God
Spanish

Hildegard PeplauHildegard Peplau
Romanian, American

Sarah Emma EdmondsSarah Emma Edmonds
Canadian
Elizabeth FreemanElizabeth Freeman
American
HonokaHonoka
Japanese

Lucia de BerkLucia de Berk
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Dorothea OremDorothea Orem
American

Madeleine LeiningerMadeleine Leininger
American
Karin FossumKarin Fossum
Norwegian

Maura ClarkeMaura Clarke
Salvadoran, American

Anita CobbyAnita Cobby
Australian

Yetunde PriceYetunde Price
American

Mărgărita Miller-VerghyMărgărita Miller-Verghy
Romanian