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.

Vera BrittainVera Brittain
(British)

Edith CavellEdith Cavell
(British)
Yetunde PriceYetunde Price
(American)

Jade GoodyJade Goody
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)

Rachel RobinsonRachel Robinson
(American)
Elizabeth FryElizabeth Fry
(British)

Maura ClarkeMaura Clarke
(Salvadoran,American)
Jane ToppanJane Toppan
(American)

Charles CullenCharles Cullen
(American)

Beverley AllittBeverley Allitt
(British)

Rena OwenRena Owen
(New Zealander)
Raymond Fernandez and Martha BeckRaymond Fernandez and Martha Beck
(American)

Suze RandallSuze Randall
(British)
Gerlinde KaltenbrunnerGerlinde Kaltenbrunner
(Austrian)

Bhanwari DeviBhanwari Devi
(Indian)

Derek LongmuirDerek Longmuir
(British)

Mimi SmithMimi Smith
(British)
Evelyn MaseEvelyn Mase
(South African)

Hildegard PeplauHildegard Peplau
(Romanian,American)
Kristen GilbertKristen Gilbert
(American)

Lillian Gordy CarterLillian Gordy Carter
(American)

Michaela SchaffrathMichaela Schaffrath
(German)

Genene JonesGenene Jones
(American)
Ethel Roosevelt DerbyEthel Roosevelt Derby
(American)

Agnes von KurowskyAgnes von Kurowsky
(American)
Queen Fabiola of BelgiumQueen Fabiola of Belgium
(Spanish)

Madeleine LeiningerMadeleine Leininger
(American)

HonokaHonoka
(Japanese)

Karin FossumKarin Fossum
(Norwegian)
John of GodJohn of God
(Spanish)

Elizabeth FreemanElizabeth Freeman
(American)
Sarah Emma EdmondsSarah Emma Edmonds
(Canadian)

Lucia de BerkLucia de Berk

Dorothea OremDorothea Orem
(American)

Constance KentConstance Kent
(British)
Aurora QuezonAurora Quezon
(Filipino)

Mărgărita Miller-VerghyMărgărita Miller-Verghy
(Romanian)
Anita CobbyAnita Cobby
(Australian)

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