(Solution) NR393 Week 4 Discussion: Impact of 19th Century Nurses

The purpose of this discussion is for learners to explore the contributions of one 19th century nurse related to leadership and/or provision of care.

Course Outcomes:

This discussion enables the student to meet the following course outcome:

  • CO1: Describe persons and events in nursing history from the early years through the 19th century related to leadership and provision of care. (PO2)

Due Date:

  • Answer post due by Wednesday 11:59 PM MT in Week 4
  • Two replies to classmates and/or instructor due by Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week 4

Points Possible:

50 points


  • Discussions are designed to promote dialogue between faculty and students, and students and their peers. In discussions students:
    • Demonstrate understanding of concepts for the week
    • Integrate scholarly resources
    • Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates
    • Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner
  • Use the rubric on this page as you compose your answers.

Important nurses of the 19th century are often overshadowed by Nightingale’s prominence. Select one 19th century nurse other than Nightingale and describe this person’s contributions to leadership and/or nursing care. We look forward to reading about the nurse you select!


Clara Barton is one of the most revered nurses in American History. Her major achievement was that she established the American Red Cross Movement. She was born on December 25, 1821, and her first experience as a nurse was when she cared for her ill brother. She was initially trained as a teacher and started teaching at 18 years (Strickler, 2018). By the time she was 24 years, she had established an institution of learning for worker’s children, and, in 1851, she established the first school that offered free services but later resigned when she found out there was a man who had been hired at the school that earned twice her salary…Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5