Nurse Heroes

Additional nurse heroes in celebration of International Nurses Day. Visit our main International Nurses Day page for our curated multimedia content celebrating nurse heroes.

International Nurses Day

By: Becky Miller
May 12 was chosen to observe International Nurses Day because it is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. She also embodied the traits of selflessness and compassion which make nurses heroes.
International Nurses Day
Credit: World Bank via Flickr

Additional Stories about Nurses for International Nurses Day

Dorothea Lynde Dix

By: Sean from Connecticut
Dorothea Lynde Dix was an advocate for the rights of the mentally ill.

Edith Cavell

By: Kim and Megan from Webb City
Edith Cavell was a nurse who risked her own safety to help others during WWI

Louisa May Alcott

By: Camille from Laguna Beach
Louisa May Alcott was the beloved author of 'Little Women.'

Mary N. Sanchez

By: Crystal from Los Angeles
Mary N. Sanchez is a nurse manager and renowned advocate for veterans care and service.

Harriet Tubman

By: Nancy Nickerson
Harriet Tubman organized the Underground Railroad and helped lead slaves to freedom.

Claire Lalanne

Claire Lalanne founded the Center for Nutritional Recovery.

Jennifer Staple: Unite for Sight

By: Claudia Hudson
Jennifer Staple of Unite for Sight helps educate and inform the public about eye issues, and restore sight to the needy.

Mother Teresa

By: Jeff Trussell
Mother Teresa devoted her life to the homeless and dying in India.

Mary Todd Lincoln

By: Grace from Michigan

Johnie Sue Reinhard

By: Tammy from Henderson
Johnie Sue Reinhard is a cancer survivor who inspires others with her positive attitude and tenacity for life.

Ellen Church

By: Charlotte from Fredericksburg
Ellen Church pioneered the idea of having flight attendants on flights.

Curtis Cornish

By: Dia

Marie Peets

By: Dominique from Mission Viejo
“When you're a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.” ~Anonymous

Meg Mcdonald

By: Qian from Portland

Amanda Grabowski

By: Sabrina from Mission Viejo
"I just love the excitement of the emergency room. You see a little bit of everything."

Diana Patricia Escobar

By: Isabel from Medellin
Diana Patricia Escobar- Helping People Get Better

Nurses & Doctors at Davis Regional Medical Center

By: Megan & Hannah from Statesville

Organizer created on 5/1/2019 11:24:24 AM by MY HERO Staff

Last edited 5/11/2022 12:26:54 PM by Abigail Richardson