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CEUfast Blog: Nursing History

Abandoned Hospitals: Uncovering the Forgotten Past

Most abandoned hospitals we see today were mental or psychiatric institutions that were built in mass-production beginning the 1800s, with the intentions of becoming the beacon of a more humane approa . . .

Famous Nurse: Anna Caroline Maxwell

Anna Caroline Maxwell, famously known as the American version of Florence Nightingale, was a pioneer of the nursing industry, a trade that has been around for over a hundred years and now employs near . . .

Nursing in the Military: "Thank You for your Service"

Nurses in the military have been an essential part of our American Armed Forces since the American Revolution. Their dedication in aiding the injured and ill, along with their service to the United St . . .

Nursing and Medicine in the Korean War

Within a month of landing on the beach in Korea in 1950, nurse Margaret (Zane) Fleming and her fellow nurses with the 1st Mobile Army Surgical Hospital were attacked. The group of 13 Army nurses was t . . .

Florence Nightingale: The Mother of Modern Nursing

Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better. These powerful words—spoken by a woman steeped in conviction to help others—were reinforced by . . .

Nurses in the American Revolutionary War

“I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them,” said Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. It seem . . .

Famous Nurses: Clara Barton, Angel of the Battlefield

Clara’s legacy is evident in many aspects of American history, including serving as a nurse during the Civil War, contributing to the women’s suffrage movement, and helping to establish the American R . . .

Nursing and Medicine in the Vietnam War

In 1956, Majors Francis Smith, Helen Smith, and Jane Baker arrived in Saigon to serve with the United States Military Assistance Advisory Group’s Medical Training Team. Their assignment was to train t . . .

Men in Nursing: Breaking Stereotypes

Whether you are a male nurse or work by their side, here are a couple helpful reminders that break the all-too-common stereotypes about men in nursing.

Four Amazing Women who Changed the History of Nursing in America

March isn’t just the month that kicks off spring, it’s National Women’s History Month! In honor of a month that celebrates women’s contributions to the United States, we’ve decided to shine a light on . . .

Nurses Week 2015: For All the Nurses Who Rock

It’s your week---National Nurses Week, that is! It kicks off today, May 6, and ends on May 12, the birthday of nursing trailblazer Florence Nightingale.

Ten of the Most Influential Nurses in History

Being a nurse myself, you might think I'm a little biased in writing this blog post, but there are amazing nurses who have deeply affected the world in which we live.

Celebrating National Nurses Week

CEUFast.com would like to join the American Nurses Association in celebrating National Nurses Week.

A History of Feminism and Midwifery

The word midwife comes from Old English, with the prefix 'mid' meaning with and 'wif' or 'wife' meaning woman.

Nursing and Medicine During World War I

World War I was a profound event that played an important role in the placement and future advancement of women within the military. It demonstrated not only that women were capable of duties supporti . . .

Nursing and Medicine During World War II

World War II changed the world in many different ways. One of these way involved the medical field, or specifically, nursing. Nursing is a key element of healthcare and during times of war it can be t . . .

North America's First Hospital

Whether a person is injured, sick, bringing new life into the world or in the end stages of their life, he or she will often end up in the hospital.

America's First Trained Nurse Linda Richards

Linda Richards pioneered the way for individuals interested in the field of nursing. Despite being christened Malinda Ann Judson Sinclair Richards after a missionary, she found her niche with taking c . . .