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Two minutes with Florence Nightingale
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We asked, you responded! From rising healthcare costs and staffing to patient advocacy, the topics discussed when we asked our readers what they would chat about with Florence Nightingale prove the Lady with the Lamp remains relevant as ever and continues to influence modern-day nursing.
Below are some of our top Facebook responses to the question, “You get two minutes to talk with Florence Nightingale. What do you ask?”
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“How do we serve best as advocates for patients?” — Linda Tieman
“How do we inspire this generation of new nurses?” — Sandy Pitre
“Why did you do this? I mean what REALLY motivated you?” — Sharon Mott
"So, how long was your day? Did you always do what the doctor said? Did the doctors ever thank you?” — Chrisy Crawford
“I wouldn’t be asking, I’d be telling her stuff.” — Jen Sorensen
“Why do we have to work so short staffed?” — Marie Kitch
“How did you do it?” — Billie White Cox
“How can we nurses be advocates of your theory today?” — Margherite Caracappa Matteis
“Would you be proud of us now? I think not. Process over product, efficiency over empathy.” — Cindy Sullivan
“How to be a good nurse.” —  Rumi Elmalika Gisela Suandara
“Why white for nurses? Wouldn't wearing brown be a lot more practical?” —  Janice Silver
“Where do we go from here?” —  Sharon Smith
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Happy Birthday, Nightingale
A special timeline illustrates quite an extraordinary life.
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A nod to Nightingale
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If Nightingale were alive today
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Letters with lasting impact
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Inspired by Nightingale
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