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A History of American Nursing: Trends and Eras

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History of American Nursing: Trends and Eras is the first comprehensive nursing history text to be published in years. It provides a historical overview essential to developing a complete understanding of the nursing profession. For each key era of U.S. history, nursing is examined in the contexts of the sociopolitical climate of the day, the image of nurses, nursing education, advances in practice, war and its effect on nursing, licensure and regulation, and nursing research and its implications.From early nursing to Nightingale’s revolutionizing influence, through two world wars to today, this succinct text engages students in an exploration of nursing’s past while connecting it to nursing practice in the present.A History of American Nursing: Trends and Eras is designed to inform and empower today’s student nurses as they help to create the future of nursing.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Introduction: Seven Trends in Nursingp. 1
Nursing in the American Colonies From the 1600s to the 1700s: The Influence of Past Ideas, Traditions, and Trendsp. 8
Prelude to Modern American Nursing: The Work of Florence Nightingalep. 22
Nursing in the United States During the 1800s: Inspiration and Insight Lead to Nursing Reformsp. 38
Nursing in the United States From 1900 to the Early 1920s: A New Century Brings Novel Ideas and Social Concernsp. 60
Nursing in the United States From the 1920s to the Early 1940s: Education Rather Than Training for Nursesp. 94
Nursing in the United States From the 1940s to the Early 1960s: Professionalism, Educational Reformation, and Acceptance of Minority Nursesp. 120
Nursing in the United States From the 1960s to the Early 1980s: Decades of Change-Regional Conflict, Segregation, and Specializationp. 150
Nursing in the United States From the 1980s to the Present: New Opportunity, Technological Advances, Nursing Autonomy and Globalizationp. 180
Envisioning the Future of Nursing: Global Nursing, National Healthcare Reform, and Nurse Socializationp. 210
Information Technology and the Continued Study of Nursing History: Research Tips and Relevant Resourcesp. 236
Photographic Creditsp. 249
Indexp. 251
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