Nursing & Midwifery

Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, King’s College London

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The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care based at King’s College London is the descendant of Nightingale’s original Training School for Nurses at St Thomas’ Hospital. Ranked as Number 1 in the UK and Number 2 in the world for nursing, we think Nightingale would have been proud of how far her training school has come.

These items celebrate their heritage including graduation badges and a Japanese ‘hagoita’ with a portrait of Nightingale, which is thought to bring good luck.

Photograph by Greg Funnell for King’s College London / Photograph by David Tett for King’s College London

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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!