Florence Nightingale. Many know her name, but not the extent of her influence on hospital medicine in the mid 19th century. Known as the “Founder of Modern Nursing” Florence Nightingale lived for 90 years, and laid the foundation of professional nursing by spreading medical knowledge, fighting for social reforms and tireless acts of service. In 1860, Nightingale established the first secular nursing school in the world at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, now part of King’s College. In recognition of her achievements and impact on the profession, The Nightingale Pledge is recited by new nurses and The Florence Nightingale Medal is presented as the highest international distinction a nurse can achieve. International Nurses Day is celebrated throughout the world on her birthday, May 12th.
Juvenile #Arthritis (JA) is an umbrella term for many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions or rheumatic diseases that affect nearly 300,000 children under 18 in the United States. To learn more: http://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/types/juvenile-arthritis/
Take control of your health! #NWHW Whatever your age, it’s time to work towards optimum health! Take the pledge ! http:// www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/pledge/
Sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, the Month of May highlights efforts to educate the public and seek cures for nearly 40 million people in the US, including a quarter of a million children, who suffer with more than 100 types of rheumatic conditions, known as #Arthritis. To find out more, or to participate in a walk to
STAMP OUT ARTHRITIS – go to http://www.arthritis.org/get-involved/walk-to-cure-arthritis/walk-locations.php