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.

Marie LaveauMarie Laveau
American
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

Jennifer WorthJennifer Worth
British
Kristen GilbertKristen Gilbert
American

Juanita BroaddrickJuanita Broaddrick
American

Lillian Gordy CarterLillian Gordy Carter
American

Rachel RobinsonRachel Robinson
American
Aurora QuezonAurora Quezon
Filipino

Evelyn MaseEvelyn Mase
South African
Mimi SmithMimi Smith
British

Sue JohansonSue Johanson
Canadian

Elizabeth FryElizabeth Fry
British
Bhanwari DeviBhanwari Devi
Indian

Rena OwenRena Owen
New Zealander
Suze RandallSuze Randall
British

Ethel Roosevelt DerbyEthel Roosevelt Derby
American

Queen Fabiola of BelgiumQueen Fabiola of Belgium
Spanish
Constance KentConstance Kent
British
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Derek LongmuirDerek Longmuir
British
Agnes von KurowskyAgnes von Kurowsky
American

Michaela SchaffrathMichaela Schaffrath
German

Hildegard PeplauHildegard Peplau
Romanian, American

John of GodJohn of God
Spanish
Nella LarsenNella Larsen
American
Mary KingsleyMary Kingsley
British

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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Camillus de LellisCamillus de Lellis
Italian

Madeleine LeiningerMadeleine Leininger
American

Dorothea OremDorothea Orem
American
Maura ClarkeMaura Clarke
Salvadoran, American

Karin FossumKarin Fossum
Norwegian
Mărgărita Miller-VerghyMărgărita Miller-Verghy
Romanian

Anita CobbyAnita Cobby
Australian

Yetunde PriceYetunde Price
American