Leadership and Empowerment

Belgian Military Nursing Badge

Display No. 165

This badge of the Belgian military nursing service features a Nightingale-inspired lamp motif. Nightingale became known as the ‘Lady with the Lamp’ as she would walk for miles at night in Scutari Hospital whilst watching over her patients.

She is also regarded as the founder of military nursing and was effectively a British army nurse herself. Her influence, legacy and bravery continue to inspire the next generation of military nurses worldwide.

Florence Nightingale Museum Collection.

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Nightingale is respected worldwide for her pioneering role in developing the nursing profession, her statistical work, and her evidence-based approach to healthcare. In honour of her bicentenary the World Health Organisation have named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

In our special exhibition, you will find out about objects, people and places which tell interesting stories about Florence’s life and legacy. You’ll discover artefacts from her life, people she both inspired and challenged, and places she helped to shape. There’s many more insights too!

Please click on the different sections of her famous coxcomb diagram to explore various aspects of her life and legacy. We hope you enjoy exploring!