What is Nursing? with quotes from Florence Nightingale (APA Format)

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Running head: WHAT IS NURSING? What is nursing? Florence Nightingale once said, "You ask me why I do not write something... I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all be distilled into actions and into actions that bring results" (Woodham-Smith, 1951). I find this quote to be true because sometimes actions are more important than words (especially in the nursing profession). Since the early 1800s nursing has quickly evolved into what we know …

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…beyond into the future. References Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2004-05 Edition, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm (visited February 03, 2005). Chitty, Kay Kittrell. (2005). Professional Nursing Concepts & Challenges. St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders. Lundy, Karen Saucier.,& Janes, Sharyn. (2003). Essentials of Community-Based Nursing. Boston: Jones and Bartlett. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. (1951). Lonely Crusader: The Life of Florence Nightingale, 1820-1910. New York: McGraw-Hill.