200th Birthday of Florence Nightingale, the World’s First Nurse Hero

May 12th 2020 marks the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, the world’s first nurse, was born, AP reports. The day is also known as International Nurses Day.

Before her, modern nursing did not exist.

“Nightingale’s certainly very relevant today because of the absolutely pioneering work that she did regarding hygiene, particularly the washing of hands, making sure that there is good evidence regarding how you nurse and following through good practice with everyone, holding them to account and having high benchmarks,” said David Green, the director of Florence Nightingale Museum in London.

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