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Florence Nightingale - Nurse, Statistician, Author, Sanitation Advocate
Learn about this Victorian era woman who turned to statistics to advocate for the sanitation reforms that had they been enacted earlier, might have spared thousands of Crimean War soldiers.
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When Florence Nightingale was sent to Constantinople as head of a nursing team, she believed her life goal would be to prove that women were capable of being hospital nurses. Her carefully selected team was to show that women were capable of withstanding the stresses of the job without falling head over heals in love with the first patient even if they weren't nuns dedicated to religious orders. A fund was started to that Miss Nightingale would be able to open a nursing school on her...
My BA is in political studies though I've also done addition university study on theology. Furthermore, I am a bookworm that cannot stop with reading just one book about a topic. Instead I have to follow faint connections, digging out who a person's influential contemporaries were and how a topic is reflected in the literature that comes later. I believe it is important when learning about a person to not just read about the person directly but to read about their time period and the political and philosophical movements of their era.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class will include discussion of a military hospital and the problems faced there. There will be mention of drunkenness, amputations and disease.
Students will not require any resources. The information presented in this class has been gathered from a multitude of sources including many, many academic articles as well as the following books: Bullough, Bullough, B., & Stanton, M. P. (1990). Florence Nightingale and her era : a collection of new scholarship. Garland Publishing. Jenkins. (1995). Reclaiming myths of power : women writers and the Victorian spiritual crisis. Bucknell University Press. Small. (1999). Florence Nightingale : avenging angel. St. Martin’s Press.
Homeschooling Mother, Perpetual Bookworm, Author
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I am a homeschooling mother of three. I have a B.A. in political theory and many years experience teaching online. I've also studied theology and written a book titled A Secular Bible Study as well as a young adult novel titled The Edge of the...