Nursing & Midwifery

The Florence Nightingale International Association, 20th century

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The Florence Nightingale Internationals Association, was set up to connect people who have undertaken postgraduate study at the Florence Nightingale Foundation.

Former Presidents include nurses such as Edith Helen Paull (India), Jean Masten (Canada) and Princess Anna Schwarzenberg (Austria).

Badge of the President of the Florence Nightingale International Association. 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!