Notes on Nursing


In this classic historical nursing text, first published in 1859, Nightingale wrote ‘…nothing but observation and experience will teach us the ways to maintain or to bring back the state of health’.

The guidance Nightingale wrote of includes such practicalities as ventilation, heating, noise, light, bedding and the cleanliness of the patient’s environment, as well as a nurse’s personal cleanliness and methods of observation. The pioneering work of Florence Nightingale and her effort to structure the care of the unwell has since earned her recognition as one of the world’s founders of modern nursing.

Over 160 years later, the observations of the sick by Florence Nightingale are astonishingly similar, which is why Notes on Nursing is as practical as it is captivating. Whether you are a student nurse or experienced nurse, or simply caring for the infirm, this book stands the test of time and maintains its innovativeness.

Florence is remembered as the founder of modern nursing, but she was so much more; a female icon in her own lifetime, a healthcare pioneer, an influential statistician, a trailblazer and a leader. And her legacy still lives on today.

Published in conjunction with – and including a foreword by – the Florence Nightingale Museum.


All shop sales support the work of the Florence Nightingale Museum, a registered charity, and its work. 


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Paperback edition of Notes on Nursing, published 12th May 2021.

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Weight 0.198 kg

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