NR-393 Week 4 Graded Discussion Topic: Impact of 19th Century Nurses. Week 4: Impact of 19th Century Nurses 7070 unread replies. replies. Purpose This week’s graded discussion topic relates to the following Course Outcomes (COs).
• CO3 Demonstrate responsibility for continued professional growth by exploring the nursing and lay literature related to historical nursing practice (PO 5) • CO4 Compare current professional nursing practice roles with historical roles of the nurse (PO 7) Discussion Important nurses of the 19th century are often overshadowed by Nightingale’s prominence. Select one 19th century nurse other than Nightingale, and describe this person’s contributions to the profession. Although some duplication is expected, please try to select a nurse who has not already been presented by a classmate. The 19th century nurse I chose is Mary Mahoney. Mary Mahoney is the African American to graduate nursing school in 1879. She is one of the members of the group called NACGN (National Association of Colored Nursing Graduates) in 1908. She and Martha Franklin as the founder and leader, to promote better and administrative and educational standards and support black nurses professionally. (Judd and Sitzmann p.138,2018). The NAGCN coordinated the increase of black nurses across the nation. According to (Carnegie,1999). At the beginning of the century, black nurses had little or no medium through which they might keep abreast of developments in nursing and little opportunity for useful action to advance the standards of nursing among black nurses. There was a desire on the part of black nurses to organize and as early as 1900, local groups began to form in such cities as Norfolli, Washington, New York, and Chicago. Under the leadership of Martha Franklin, a black nurse who had graduated from Women’s Hospital in Philadelphia, the first group of black graduate nurses came together in New York in 1908 and organized the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses (NACGN) to oppose discrimination on all fronts.” I admire her for her strength and character in helping and promoting discrimination against colored people. She and Martha Franklin made sure that every person is treated equally and fairly. Reference: Carnegie, M. E. (1999). Honoring the past, treasuring the present, and anticipating the future of nursing and health care for black Americans. ABNF Journal, 10(6), 126-30. Retrieved from Judd, D., & Sitzman, K. (2014). A History of American Nursing; Trends and Eras, (2nd edition) Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.