John’s nurse, a rural community nurse, United States, ca. 1914 A hundred years ago, rural visiting nurses provided the only medical care available for some isolated communities. They travelled by whatever means possible to attend to the sick. Liberated from the restrictive hierarchies of hospital life, visiting and community nurses pioneered public health movements in both the United Kingdom and United States.
WKU is offering a Faith Community Nursing Coordinator Course! A Faith Community Nurse Coordinator is an RN who oversees, educates, and supports the practice of faith community nursing. Follow the link to learn more and register!
Lillian D. Wald (1867 – 1940) was a nurse, social worker, public health official, teacher, author, editor, publisher, woman’s rights activist, & the founder of American community nursing. Her unselfish devotion to humanity is recognized around the world & her visionary programs have been widely copied everywhere. She received the Lincoln Medallion for her work as an “Outstanding Citizen of New York.”