A short history of nursing, one of the world's most impactful professions
Nursing, it can safely be agreed, is one of the noblest professions a person can dedicate themselves to. It isn't restricted to any certain social class, creed, or identity, and it similarly benefits nearly every person on our planet. It is hard, if not impossible, to imagine a functioning healthcare system without nurses, and it is true that they have been at the forefront of care and medicine for thousands of years. But how exactly did the nursing profession get to where it is today? When was it developed, and has it always been held in such high esteem? Why, if nurses are such an essential facet of society, do we find ourselves in the midst of a nursing shortage? Read on to find the answers to all these questions and more.