Course overview

Blazing a Trail: Footsteps of Florence Nightingale

In this course, the legacy of Florence Nightingale as a model for healthcare professionals' social action and global health challenges is explored.

Barbara Dossey, RN

 Board Review Series

AIHM 2016 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

45 minutes

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • Florence Nightingale (1820‐1910), the philosophical founder of modern nursing, was a mystic, visionary, healer, scientist, practitioner, politician, environmentalist, and reformer. Her contributions to healthcare theory, research, statistics, public health, and healthcare reform even today are foundational and inspirational. Nightingale's legacy is a model for healthcare professionals' social action and global health challenges and engagement in the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Recognize Florence Nightingale's legacy (1820‐1910) of caring, healing, and advocacy for 21st‐century nursing and healthcare‐ local to global.
    • Discuss the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and relevance for nurses and nursing.
    • Describe the integrative, holistic, and integral paradigm and its application for a healthy world.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Barbara Dossey, RN

About Barbara
Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC, internationally recognized integrative, holistic nursing pioneer, a nurse theorist (Theory of Integral Nursing; co-author, Theory of Integrative Nurse Coaching), and Florence Nightingale Scholar. She is Co-Director, International Nurse Coach Association (INCA) and Core Faculty, Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program (INCCP), Miami, Florida; International Co-Director, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH); and Director of Holistic Nursing Consultants (HNC), Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has authored or co-authored 25 books including Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (7th ed., 2016); Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health and Wellbeing (2015); The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide for Coaching Scope and Competencies (2013); Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer (2010, Commemorative Edition). She is a 11-time recipient of the prestigious American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, and many other awards. She is on the 2016 Healthy Nurse Healthy NationTM Grand Challenge Advisory Board.

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.