Florence Nightingale, A Pioneer Nurse Essay

1348 Words Apr 13th, 2016 6 Pages
Florence Nightingale, a pioneer nurse, went against her parents and her upbring, by becoming a nurse and going to war, and this decision had changed the way of nursing. She has done so many amazing things to nursing. Nightingale was born into a pretty wealthy family. Her father was a wealthy landowner, who had inherited two estates. Her father had raised her and her two sisters, on one of the family estates her that he had inherited. Her mother had come from a family of merchants and had a high social standing. Nightingale and her mother hadn’t always gotten along. Nightingale was awkward in socializing, unlike her mother. Nightingale had a good childhood. Her parents were in the “higher class”, so she had a lot compared to other back in that day. However, she wasn’t always a happy child. She didn’t like strangers, at all, and she thought that children were worse. Her and her sister didn’t always see eye to eye on everything either. They had very different expectations and morals of people. However her and her two sisters, were expected to work long hard hours. When Nightingale was a young girl she was interested in Philanthropy. At age 16, she believed that nursing was her calling and she thought that it was her divined purpose. She soon told her parents that she wished to become a nurse, and they weren’t too happy. Her parents actually forbid her from pursuing nursing. Her parents wanted her to marry at age 17, but she declined a marriage proposal. She had…

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