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Dr. Gail Porrier

Dean of College of Nursing and Allied Health

Dr. Melinda Orberlietner

Associate Dean

Dr. Lisa Broussard

Department Head

Sheryl Gonsoulin

BSN Coordinator

Prehistoric Period

Health practices were strongly guided by beliefs of magic, religion and superstition


- First to use the concept of sutures in repairing wounds

-A pharmacopoeia that classified more than 700 drugs

-Nurses were used by kings and Aristocrats to deliver babies an care for young, older adults, and those who were sick


-Under the leadership of Moses, they developed a system of laws called the Mosaic Code

-Had one of the first organized methods of disease control and prevention that contained public health laws which dictated personal, family, and public hygiene.

The God of Medicine


-carried a staff that was intertwined with serpents

-represented wisdom and immortality

-model of today's medical caduceus


The Father of Medicine

-first to attribute disease to natural causes rather than supernatural or curses from the gods

The Vedas

Sacred book of Brahmanism

-used to guide health care practices.

-emphasized hygiene and prevention of sickness


-taught moral philosophy which was used as the basis of Chinese education

-health and illness beliefs based on yin and yang

Clara Barton

-served on the front line during the civil war and operated a war relief program to provide supplies to the battlefields and hospitals

-set up a post war service to find missing soldiers

-Founded the American Red Cross

Louisa May Alcott

-Served as a nurse for 6 weeks until stopped by ill health

-The first nursing textbook: A manual of Nursing

Lilian Wald

-best known for development and establishment of a viable practice for public health nurses in the twentieth century

-main location was the Henry Settlement House

Sheppard- Towner Act

-One of the first pieces of federal legislation passed to provide funds to assist in the care of special populations

-promoted the health and well being of women, infants and children

Frontier Nursing Service

established in 1925 by Mary Breckenridge

-assisted disadvantaged women and children

-returned to the Kentucky/ Appalachian mountains

Social Security Act of 1935


-vocational rehabilitation services for the handicapped

-medical care for the crippled children and blind people

-a plan to strengthen public health services

-provided avenues for nursing care and nursing jobs were created

Florence Nightingale

-She introduced asepsis and infection control and a system for transcribing physicians orders and maintaining patient records

-established first nursing school in england

Mary Seacole

-Jamaican nurse from the British West Indies

-denied into Nightingale's group of nurses because she was black

-purchased her own supplies and traveled more than 3000 miles

-British government honored her with medal of recognition

Sairy Gamp

Charles Dickens wrote this

-portrayed drunken, unkempt uncaring nurse

-nursing was endured because of lack of other oppurtunity