Nightingale 2020-2021: A Symposium Commemorating the Bicentennial of Florence Nightingale’s Birth.

Nursing historians and scholars will present historical and contemporary perspectives of Florence Nightingale’s influence on the evolution of the nursing profession.

Sponsored by the Nursing Archives Associates, History of Nursing Archives, Howard Gotlieb Archival Center, Boston University Libraries

This symposium focuses on the far-reaching influence of Florence Nightingale as the founder of modern nursing and healthcare reformer.  An overview of Nightingale’s bicentenary observance activities in the UK, including some of the response to the pandemic will be given in the first keynote. Presentations will describe Nightingale’s personal experiences as she received inspiration and a “call to care for the ill,” her role in “district nursing” (forerunner of community health nursing), and Nightingale’s principles guiding nursing care of the military in the Crimea and how they inform modern combat trauma nursing practice. Nightingale’s understanding of health, her influence on nursing theory, education for the practice of nursing and how her foundation pertains to nurses and the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will be presented.

The Boston University School of Medicine building houses the sculpture of Florence Nightingale; located on the first floor, between the L building and the Evans building.  The Boston University School of Medicine building is located at 72 E. Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118. 

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Registration is free but required to attend.

Agenda

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • Welcome Remarks
    Sarah Pasternack, MA, RN

    President, Nursing Archives Associates

  • Keynote Speaker: Commemorating Nightingale in 2020
    David Green, MA

    Director, Florence Nightingale Museum

  • 10:35 a.m.
  • From Scutari to Iraq: Nightingale's Enduring Concepts of Combat Trauma Nursing
    Maria K. Tackett, EdD, CEN, CTRN, CCRN-k

    Nursing Director for Professional Practice and Trauma, Hartford Hospital

  • 11:00 a.m.
  • Florence Nightingale, William Rathbone and the Creation of the first professional district nursing movement in the UK
    Susan Cohen, PhD

    Independent Scholar, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

  • 11:20 a.m.
  • Questions
    Moderator: Judy A. Beal, DNSc,RN, FAAN, FNAP, Board Member, Nursing Archives Associates

    Professor and Dean Emerita, Simmons University, Academic Consultant

  • 11:40 a.m.
  • Break
  • 12:45 p.m.
  • Keynote Speaker: Health is Not a Trifle
    Mary Ellen Doona R.N., Ed.D. (Ret’d.)

    Independent Scholar

  • 1:05 p.m.
  • Florence Nightingale on the Nile, 1849-1850: A Foothold for the Future
    Karen J. Egenes, RN, EdD, CNE

    Associate Professor Emerita, Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago

  • 1:25 p.m.
  • Individual to Global: Nurses and the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
    Barbara M. Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC

    Holistic Nurse Pioneer, Nurse Theorist, Florence Nightingale Scholar

  • 1:45 p.m.
  • Keynote Speaker: Florence Nightingale: 200 Years Later
    Jacqueline Fawcett, PhD, ScD (hon),RN, FAAN, ANEF

    Professor, Department of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts

  • 2:05 p.m.
  • Questions, Summary and Conclusion
    Moderator: Judy A. Beal, DNSc, RN, FAAN, FNAP, Board Member, Nursing Archives Associates

    Professor and Dean Emerita, Simmons University, Academic Consultant

Resources

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Nursing Archives Associates website

Florence Nightingale Digitization Project website

Florence Nightingale Museum

History of Nursing Archives website

The District Nurse: A Pictorial History

The District Nurse

Speakers

  • Susan Cohen, PhD

    Independent Scholar, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

  • Mary Ellen Doona R.N., Ed.D. (Ret’d.)

    Independent Scholar

  • Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC, HSGAHN, FAAN

    Holistic Nurse Pioneer, Nurse Theorist, Florence Nightingale Scholar

  • Karen Egenes, RN, PhD

    Associate Professor Emerita, Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago

  • Jacqueline Fawcett, RN, PhD; ScD (hon); FAAN; ANEF

    Professor, Department of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts

  • David Green, MA

    Director, Florence Nightingale Museum

  • Maria Tackett Ed.D, CEN, TCRN, CCRN-k

    Nursing Director for Professional Practice and Trauma, Hartford Hospital

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