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Timeline: Notable People and Events in Nursing History

Nursing as a profession dates back to the Roman Empire and the proliferation of hospitals. But it didn’t spread its wings as a profession, so to speak, until the Middle Ages, when nursing developed further courtesy of the Catholic church.

After that time, however, the profession stagnated until developments in the 18th and 19th century.

To tell you the story of nursing as we know it today, we’ve developed a timeline that focuses primarily on the characters during the period of time that has helped shape what we commonly think of as modern nursing.

If you are interested in developing your career as a nurse and discovering how Jacksonville University can help you shape the future of the profession, explore our catalog of online coursework designed specifically for RNs and future healthcare leaders.

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