[Answered] NR393-Week 6 Discussion: Reflection on 19th and 20th Century Nursing


The purpose of this reflection is for learners to reflect on 19th and/or 20th century nurses and events and how one of these will best guide the student’s current practice.

Course Outcomes:

This reflection enables the student to meet the following course outcome:

  • CO2: Apply lessons from nursing history to today’s professional nursing practice. (PO4)

Due Date

  • During the assigned week (Sunday the start of the assigned week through Sunday the end of the assigned week):
    • Posts in the discussion at least two times, and
    • Posts in the discussion on two different days

Points Possible

50 points


  • Reflection is an activity that involves your deep thought into your own experiences related to the concepts of the week. Answers should be detailed. In reflections students:
    • Demonstrate understanding of concepts for the week
    • Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates and/or instructor
    • Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner
  • Use the rubric on this page as you compose your answers.
  • Scholarly sources are NOT requiredfor this reflection
  • Best Practices include:
    • Participation early in the week is encouraged to stimulate meaningful discussion among classmates and instructor.
    • Enter the reflection often during the week to read and learn from posts.
    • Select different classmates for your reply each week.


Reflect on 19th and 20th century nurses and events discussed this week. Which nurse or event from that time period will best guide your current professional nursing practice? Why?


As we approach the 220th birthday of one of the 19th century nurses I would like to reflect on  Dorothea Dix, born April 4th, 1802 a nurse who advocated for mental health.  As referenced by (Strickler & Farmer, 2019), although she was never trained as a nurse she was known for her involvement in preparing the future of mental health nursing. She had witnessed cruelty and abandonment with people known to have mental illness, as she would collect objective data and present it to the legislature (Strickler & Farmer, 2019).  All her hard work paid off and she was responsible for convincing state governments to construct and pay for mental hospitals (Strickler & Farmer,2019).  Dorothea herself was responsible for 32 out of the 123 mental hospitals by 1880 …please click the purchase button to access the entire solution at $5