COVID-19: Nurses Respond
May 12, 2020 was Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday, and International Nurses' Day. Nightingale—widely known as the founder of nursing practice— began the profession of nursing while caring for wounded and dying soldiers during the Crimean War. Like Nightingale, who was an epidemiologist and statistician, modern nurses are continuing her legacy of questioning, learning and expanding the science of nursing during a time of crisis. Thank you to all of the nurses, researchers and health care professionals working tirelessly to develop effective treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19. As we live through this pandemic, we continue the work Nightingale and her peers began more than 100 years ago.
Narration by Carol M. Musil, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, Dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. Script by Joan M. Kavanagh, PhD, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing Education and Professional Development, Cleveland Clinic Health System.