Research: Professor Mary Adelaide Nutting

| July 19, 2011

Research: Professor Mary Adelaide Nutting

Mary Adelaide Nutting (1858 – 1948) was a member of the first hospital training school for nurses at Johns Hopkins University, She went on to become the principal of the school. As principal she created a library consisting of material on the history of nursing.  Nutting helped establish the American Journal of Nursing (1900). She created a four volume set History of Nursing (1907 – 1912) co authored with Lavinia L. In 1907 Nutting joined the faculty at Teachers College. She became the world’s first professor of nursing and became the head of the new department of nursing and health. Nutting believed that it was important for nurses to receive a university education and she was very active in establishing guidelines and a curriculum for the education of nurses.

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