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Favorite famous nurses: Who did you vote for in our survey?

Nurses, you shared with us your Favorite Famous Nurses in our 2020 National Nurses Week content survey. Here’s how you voted!

Our founding nurses

No. 1 on your list of favorite famous nurses was the woman who started it all, the founder of nursing and Lady with the Lamp — Florence Nightingale! May 12, 2020 marked Nightingale’s 200th birthday.

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No. 2 on your list of favorite famous nurses is one of the most honored women in American history, the founder of the American Red Cross — Clara Barton!

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Fictional nurses who impressed the real ones

No. 3 on your list is a fictional nurse who worked in Mobile Army Surgical Hospital on the show M*A*S*H — Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan!

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No. 4 on your list is another TV nurse on the popular series E.R. — Carol Hathaway!

No. 4 on your list of favorite famous nurses list was a another fictional nurse, this time from the show Scrubs — Carla Espinosa!

 

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Nurses who made history and advocated for patients

No. 6 on your list of favorite famous nurses list was a tie between Mary Breckinridge, who helped establish neonatal and childhood medical care systems in the U.S. and Dorothea Dix, who is best known for her efforts on behalf of the mentally ill across the country.

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No. 7 on your list of favorite famous nurses was a tie between Mary Eliza Mahoney, the first African-American licensed nurse, and Mary Jane Seacole, who is best known for setting up the “British Hotel” to care for wounded soldiers during the Crimean War.

 

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These nurses, both real and fictional, made an impact on nurses respondents to our survey.

Now, find out how which medical TV shows you voted for in our National Nurses Week Digital edition!

 

National Nurses Week - favorite famous nurses

By | 2020-05-18T11:34:02-04:00 May 18th, 2020|Categories: Nurses stories, Nursing news|0 Comments

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Sallie Jimenez
Sallie Jimenez is content manager for healthcare for Nurse.com published by Relias. She develops and edits content for the Nurse.com blog, which covers industry news and trends in the nursing profession and healthcare. She also develops content for the Nurse.com Digital Editions. She has more than 24 years of healthcare journalism, content marketing and editing experience.

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