Nurses Who Changed the World
Brenda C. Ulmer, RN, MN, CNOR, Perioperative Nurse Educator
The nursing profession has a long and distinguished history forged by courageous people, primarily women. Prior to the middle 1800s, most nurses were untrained and came from the lower classes of society. During the late 1800s the world began to witness forward-looking nurses who worked to define and improve the role of nursing. Their work frequently changed not only nursing, but also health care, medicine, and the world – providing the building blocks for today’s 3.1 million registered nurses. The program will highlight perioperative nurses who have helped change the world of nursing. Our proud heritage demonstrates that the past is a prologue to the future.