Item description for Notes on Nursing: What it Is, and What it Is Not by Florence Nightingale...
Neither in my own nursing education at the B.S.N. nor at the M.S.N. level, was it even suggested, much less required, that I read any of Florence Nightingale's original writings. Even as a nurse educator for over 30 years, I did not require my students to read her writings either. After reading this book, I now believe it is a void in the education of a nurse not to read at least some of the writings of the founder of modern day nursing. Notes on Nursing would be an excellent choice. This book introduces and discusses, to some degree, many of the concepts nurses have been dealing with since before my entrance into the field in the 1969, and certainly ever since. Included in these pages are concepts such as holistic health, home health, alternative therapies, health prevention and maintenance, the role of women in nursing and in everyday life, nursing administration, leadership, communications skills, mind/body and body/mind relationships. Her theory on the use of light, fresh air, warmth, cleanliness, quiet, and the proper selection and administration of diet is also well explored. Some of the comments are unexpected and very insightful. - Anita S. Kessler, R.N., M.S.N., M.Ed. Florence Nightingale was the founder of the modern nursing profession. She single handedly revolutionized medical treatment with her writings on nursing. Anita S. Kessler is an R. N. With Master Degrees in both nursing and education. She has been an educator of nurses for more than thirty years.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Sep 10, 2007
Publisher Wilder Publications
ISBN 1934451843 ISBN13 9781934451847
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More About Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale was the pioneering female nurse who was responsible for the bettering of conditions in the hospitals of the Crimea, during the war with Russia.
Florence Nightingale was born in 1820 and died in 1910.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Notes on Nursing: What it Is, and What it Is Not?
A Must-Have for any Nurse or Nursing Student! Mar 11, 2008
Florence Nightingale greatly influenced modern nursing, to focus on the needs of the patient and establish nursing as a profession requiring assessment skills as well as caring presence. This brief, well-written & clearly understandable book is a must for the personal library of any nurse or nursing student. It is amazing to realize how advanced Nightingale's thinking was in her era; her lessons remain essential today and provide a basis for understanding why we do the things we do. A great read for anyone interested in nursing!
Perfect Sevice Apr 10, 2007
I received the book within a few days of the order and it was in perferct condition.
Notes on Nursing Jan 18, 2007
A book for true Nightingales! I enjoyed this book a great deal, some parts had me laughing out loud. It is an excellent gift book for nurses!
Makes a wonderful gift. Jan 13, 2007
This makes a wonderful gift for a nursing student who is graduating, a nurse who is retiring or one who is being promoted. It is fascinating reading from a historical aspect will be relevant until the end of time.
Must-read for any nurse or aspiring nurse. Dec 9, 2006
Nursing is a vocation; not "just a job." Miss Nightingale knew this, and this book reflects this philosophy. Nursing-schools, many years ago, designed the curriculum--and educated the aspiring nurses--with this in mind. Sadly, many present-day nurses (and nursing-schools) have lost this ideal...and the state of affairs in nursing bears this out.
If you're seriously considering nursing--or are a nurse who is "burned out," read this book. It will enlighten and edify you.