Blog Series Examines History of Nursing Through the Years

Thursday, August 18, 2016 Nursing Profession News J E 4
Today's Nurses Can Learn to Initiate and Facilitate Lasting Change to Positively Impact the Future of Nursing

AURORA, Colo., Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- American Sentinel University's new four-part blog series 'Nursing Through the Years', available at, examines the history of nursing and the role that nursing's past plays to strengthen the future of the nursing profession.

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The blog series profiles influential nurses, unsung nursing heroes, diversity in nursing and the history of nursing education and explores the roles each played in the development of the profession.

"Nursing is one of the most rapidly evolving professions in the field of healthcare," says Judy Burckhardt, Ph.D., MAEd, MSN, RN, Dean and Professor, Nursing and Healthcare Programs at American Sentinel University. "Over the last 50 years, we've seen the emphasis on education, training, and technology advance the practice of nursing. Now, more than ever before, nurses are the critical links to maintain a cutting-edge healthcare system and will continue to provide a vital service to their communities."

The 'Nursing Through the Years' blog series will run through September 6, 2016, and covers these important topics of interest for nurses:

-Influential Nurses in History: Learn about the visionary leaders in nursing who saw a need and then worked to meet it.

-Unsung Heroes in Nursing History: We've all heard about Florence Nightingale, now learn about other nurses who've influenced the nursing profession such as important volunteers, pivotal pioneers, and nurses who broke new ground and shattered barriers to create the foundation of modern nursing.

-Diversity in Nursing: There is a strong connection between a culturally diverse nursing workforce and the ability to provide quality, culturally competent patient care. Learn about the great strides nursing has made in recruiting and graduating nurses that mirror the patient population, and why more must be done.

-History of Nursing Education: The practice of nursing began with the industrial revolution of the late 1800s. Since the first half of the 20th Century, the scope and function of nurses have become increasingly complex. Read more on why nurses are lifelong learners and the role that education plays to help nurses achieve their career goals and provide quality care to their patients.

"We must transform nursing education if we are to meet our emerging healthcare needs," says Dr. Burckhardt. "The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Innovative new education models and teaching strategies help nurses learn to initiate and facilitate lasting change to positively impact patient care outcomes. Education is the catalyst for the continued transformation of our healthcare system."

To learn more about the important role the history of nursing has played in nursing today, visit the 'Nursing Through the Years' blog series on American Sentinel University's 'The Sentinel Watch' healthcare blog.

Learn more about American Sentinel University's accredited online Nursing programs (RN to BSN, MSN, or DNP) at or call 866.922.5690.

About American Sentinel University American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare, M.S. Information Systems Management, and M.S. Business Intelligence and Analytics). Its affordable, flexible bachelor's and master's nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), of One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036. The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) of 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga., 30326. The University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, DEAC, 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 234-5100,

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