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Lula Owl Gloyne, the first Eastern Band Cherokee nurse, practicing at an unknown location

As the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ first public health nurse, Lula Owl Gloyne dedicated her life to bringing health and hope to her people and her community.

A Second Opinion: International Year of the Nurse

A Second Opinion: International Year of the Nurse

The international year of the nurse, 2010, is also the centennial anniversary of the death of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing (1820-1910). To pay homage to this great nurse leader, we can fulfill her vision of nursing through our commitment to improving the health and welfare of society.

Into the Ruins: Nurses in Haiti

Into the Ruins: Nurses in Haiti

Nurses and doctors came to Port-au-Prince from all over the world, joining relief workers and military personnel to pull a city of two million people from the wreckage

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