1820 - 1910
Florence Nightingale was the founder of trained nursing as a profession for women.
After training in nursing in Germany, she was appointed in 1853 as superintendent of the Institution for the Care of the Sick Gentlewomen in London.
In 1854 she took 38 English women off to nurse wounded and sick British soldiers in the Crimean War. She published a report in 1858 of her wartime work, and in 1860 the Nightingale School for Nurses, the first modern school of nursing, was established.