Life and History of Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale – Her Nursing History:
Florence Nightingale was the legend, who had kick started the nursing profession, the legend who devoted her life caring for the people those were sick, diseased or wounded. One of her greatest achievement was to raise nursing as profession to the level of a respectable profession for women. She was born in Italy on 12 May 1820, she was named Florence after the city where she was born of her parents, William Edward and Frances Nightingale, she had an elder sister Parthenope.
Florence and her sister Parthenope were educated at home by their father, who got educated at the Cambridge University. Florence was an academic child, while Parthenope excelled at painting and needlework. Florence grew up to be a lively and attractive young woman, admired in the family’s social circle and she was expected to make a good marriage, but Florence had other concerns, that bothered the family.
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