Leadership and Empowerment

The School of Nursing at Oregon Health Sciences University

Display No. 47

This gold pin from the School of Nursing at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland was awarded in 1986. Nightingale became an icon of excellence during her lifetime. She wholly dedicated her life to healthcare and patient care and was often depicted on awards for achievements in the field of nursing.

Do you know an award that is handed out to nurses in Nightingale’s honour?

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Gold brooch. Florence Nightingale Museum Collection

Exhibits from ‘Florence The Leader’

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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!