Who was the first nurse in history?

Asked Dec 08, 2009
Edited Dec 08, 2009
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GOD...then the list continues...on and on and on. Jesus...The Good Samaritan...The Diciples...ect.
Answered Dec 09, 2009
They were not nurses.
they are too. depends ln your religion
A nurse is defined as "A nurse is a healthcare professional who, in collaboration with other members of a health care team, is responsible for: treatment, safety, and recovery of acutely or chronically ill individuals; health promotion and maintenance within families, communities and populations; and, treatment of life-threatening emergencies in a wide range of health care settings." (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nurse)

Last time I checked, god and his disciples couldn't be defined as such.
helen kelner. i think. ya.
Answered Dec 15, 2009
You mean Helen Keller, and she was that girl who was both blind and deaf.
linda richards was the first amarican trained nurse
Answered Feb 17, 2010
Edited Feb 17, 2010
I would like to point out that the question asks about the first nurse in history, not the first american trained nurse. Florence Nightingale was a nurse before Linda Richards, but she was English (not American) and there was no training to be had back then, as she started the movement for training nurses.
Florence Nightingale. She was an English Nurse, born 1820, she began the nursing movement throughout the whole world after her services as a nurse in the Crimean War which was fought between Russia, Britain, The Ottoman Empire, and The Kingdom of Sardinia.
Answered Feb 17, 2010
i believe that mothers were the first nurses in history. who took care of the babies when they were sick? the mother. who went into da bushes to look for hurbs when little babby was sick? the mother. if that wasn,t nursing back then, then I dn,t know what is.
Answered Mar 22, 2010
I like this answer, although to be fair, that's part of what defines as a mother, where as a nurse is supposed to take care of OTHER people.
"Wet nurses" are the first nurses in history... this are women who tend to breastfeed babies of mothers who are working... The word nursing itself is derived from the Latin nutrire "to nourish". The word nurse has its roots in the Latin noun nutrix which means "nursing mother"
Answered Feb 04, 2011
Edited Feb 04, 2011
Florence nightingale wasn't English she was Italian as she was born in the state of la Tuscany in Italy! The first ever registered nurse was a woman in new Zealand called Ellen Dougherty 1902 as New Zealand where the first country to formally regulate nursing in 1901 with there nurse registration act and if you look back in history the worlds very first nurse or deaconess was a woman named phoebe of which little is known!
Answered Sep 10, 2012
I believe there was one Arabian muslim woman who has been identified as practicing nursing long before Florence Nightingale was : Rufaida Al-Asalmiya, that was in 7th century (Tumulty, 2001; Al-Osimy, 1994)

''Historical, Cultural, and Contemporary Influences on the Status of Women in Nursing in Saudi Arabia''
Answered Oct 09, 2012

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