The Nursing Profession in the 1900's
education from the hospital operating room; as compared today where Nursing students get high
quality education from Universities, Private Colleges, Community Colleges, Hospitals, and many other
different communities that offer nursing education. Nurses back then were also not able to use
advanced medical equipments since health care technology has advanced in many different aspect of
the nursing profession. Back in the 1900s, the duties and working environment of Nurses were much
different. They mainly performed …show more content…
After the war, nurses were
treated with more respect and became more skilled thanks to the military. They became more familiar
with anesthesia and important aspect of psychiatric care. The government saw the importance at that
time for health care services and medical insurance was born.
Modern day nursing skills are significantly more advanced than the nurses in the 1900s.
Intensive care units were developed and specialized nursing care started and advanced nursing degrees
became available. Men also started to become more interested in the field compare to the 1900s when
its mostly women. Nurses became more knowledgeable in educating and teaching patients regarding
their health condition and necessary preventive measures. Nurse practitioners were made popular and
became interested in higher levels of nursing education, almost like medical doctors.
Not only treatment and physical care are required for nurses, but also requires the trust of the
patient. A nurse knows more than anyone that a compassion and genuine care are part of the healing
process. No one knows the health of a patient as much as a good nurse who spends the most time with
The role I see myself in the healthcare field today is a Nurse. Although I'm still a nursing student, learning and practicing to become a nurse, I still consider myself a nurse. I may not be