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Why every week is Nurses Week.

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Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 10.06.04 AMNursing has come a very long way since the Crimean War, when Florence Nightingale first decried the horrific conditions that were killing wounded soldiers.

At the Nash Group, we have a particular fondness for this crusading nurse, because she was also a pioneering mathematician who focused her interest in data on health care. Among many other firsts, she is credited for developing visual representations of statistics, and is considered the inventor of the pie chart.  She also used the equivalent of a circular histogram to illustrate the seasonal causes of soldier mortality. Later she made a statistical study of sanitation in India and was instrumental in improving public health in that country.

Today, with a rapidly changing healthcare scenario, nurses are once again helping to forge a path, stepping up with increased clinical responsibilities, getting more education and professional credits, and finding ways to provide better care with fewer resources.  For that reason and many more, the Nash Group is proud to celebrate Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12, and National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

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