National Nurses Week begins on May 6 and ends on May 12. Coincidentally, Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was born on 12 May 1820. Nightingale became known as the “Angel of Crimea,” for her devoted care of solders during the Crimean War.
– Approximately 10 times more soldiers died from illness than from battle wounds.
– 1853 to 1856
– Russia VS Ottoman Empire, Britain, & France (Russians lost)
– “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” was penned by Alfred, Lord Tennyson about a hopeless battle during the War.
– Russian took Crimea from Ukraine during 2014. This event dealt a severe blow to the concept of nuclear non-proliferation, since Ukraine voluntarily destroyed its nuclear arsenal in 1994, after it was given security assurances by US, Russia, and Britain.
Here’s an example of what nurses do today for their patients: