Everything You Need to Know about Studying for Nursing Certifications Online

Lifelong learning is important for all of us. It leads to better job prospects, more fulfilling lives, better mental and physical health, and is even good for the wider economy. This is true regardless of the industry you work in, however, there are some fields in which continued education is particularly important. Perhaps unsurprisingly, one[…]

Dorothea Dix and Cornelia Hancock: Two Views of Civil War Nursing

Thousands of women volunteered as nurses during the Civil War. On April 14, 1861, Fort Sumter fell—the beginning of four years of brutal war.  President Lincoln immediately called for 75,000 militia volunteers to put down what he described as a state of insurrection. The response was overwhelming. Tens of thousands of men enlisted. But Lincoln[…]

The Evolution of Nursing in the 19th Century

Nursing may be the oldest known profession, as some nurses were paid for their services from the beginning. As caretakers of children, family and community, it was natural that women were the nurses, the caregivers, as human society evolved. Nursing may be the oldest known profession, as some nurses were paid for their services from[…]