Chapter 1: A History of Health Care and Nursing

Some nurses believe that Florence Nightingale holds nursing back and represents the negative and backward elements of nursing. This view cites as evidence that Nightingale supported the subordination of nurses to physicians, opposed registration of nurses, and did not see mental health nurses as part of the profession. After reading this chapter, what do you think? Is Nightingale relevant in the 21st century to the nursing profession? Why or why not?


minimum three paragraphs, with a minimum of five sentences each paragraph.

Minimum of two references, not older than 2015.

 All answers or discussions comments submitted must be in APA format.