Mary on Horseback

Author: Rosemary Wells
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 0606202439
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Tells the stories of three families who were helped by the work of Mary Breckinridge, the first nurse to go into the Appalachian Mountains and give medical care to the isolated inhabitants.


Author: Catherine Marshall
ISBN: 3775153330
Release Date: 2011

Teaching Literary Elements With Short Stories

Author: Tara McCarthy
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0439098432
Release Date: 2000-06
Genre: Education

Ready-to-use, high interest stories with mini-lessons and activities that help students understand literary elements and use them effectively in their writing.

Nursing s Greatest Leaders

Author: Dr. David Anthony Forrester, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826130082
Release Date: 2016-01-20
Genre: Medical

Uniquely focuses on nursing history through the lens of leadership " This book is perfect for men and women who aspire to lead nursing and society into a better future. It will equally benefit undergraduate students enrolled in leadership courses, graduate students preparing for leadership roles, and nurses already established in leadership roles. [This book] deepened my love for nursing and reinforced why nursing is repeatedly ranked the most trusted profession." -Susan B. Hassmiller , PhD, RN, FAAN Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Senior Adviser for Nursing Director, Campaign for Action With an emphasis on the qualities that have fostered strong nursing leadership, this book provides a unique perspective on the lives and achievements of the most revered nurses throughout history. It is comprised of biographies of many of nursing's most important activist agents of change, with a focus on those characteristics that enabled them to accomplish their goals and implement changes that improved nursing, health, healthcare, and society. These biographies examine the evolution of nursing and society around the globe and underscore the resourcefulness and political savvy these nurses used to meet the increasingly complex needs of society. Using Kouzes and Posner's five practices of exemplary leadership as a framework, the biographies demonstrate how the nurses used these processes to achieve their goals. Placed within the context and dynamics of each nurse leader's lifetimeóincluding gender roles, science and technology, religion, politics, and economics--each biography includes a personal history, timeline, accomplishments, anecdotes, and legacy. The book honors such well-known nurse leaders as Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton, and Dorothea Dix, along with less well-known nurse leaders. By telling the stories of these prominent luminaries, the book showcases nursing's rich history and its influence on society. Ultimately fostering an understanding of the very nature of leadership, it provides a strong foundation and inspiration for nurses to lead nursing, healthcare, and society into a better future. Key Features: Focuses on nursing history through the lens of leadership Uses the framework of Kouzes and Posner's five practices of exemplary leadership to analyze the achievements of nurse luminaries Considers the lives of well-known and lesser-known figures in nursing history Focuses on leadership characteristics that enabled historic nurse leaders to implement important changes in global healthcare


Author: Dottie Brown
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 0822540835
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An introduction to the land, history, people, economy, and environment of Kentucky.

The History of Nursing

Author: Lizabeth Craig
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781420511864
Release Date: 2013-10-11
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

This fascinating edition traces the development of nursing, from its humble origin of unorganized volunteers to the highly skilled profession it has become. Readers will learn about the involvement of nurses in wars throughout history, as well as the challenges that the profession is currently facing.

Bold Women of Medicine

Author: Susan Latta
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613734407
Release Date: 2017-09-01
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Stories of twenty-one courageous women from the 1800s to the present focused on finding cures, tending the sick and wounded, and healing with science and compassion. Readers meet groundbreakers such as Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States; Mary Carson Breckinridge, the "nurse on horseback" who delivered babies in the Appalachian Mountains; and heart surgeon Kathy Magliato, one of the few women trained in heart transplant surgeries. Packed with photos, informative sidebars, and including source notes and a bibliography, this collection is an invaluable addition to any reader's bookshelf.

Children s Literature

Author: Diana Mitchell
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: UVA:X004664831
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Literary Criticism

Addresses the reader to look critically at each piece of children's literature and to consider the author's cultural understanding, values, and perspective on the world. This book also asks to examine world views and reflect on how these views may manifest as biases when interpreting and teaching children's literature.

Books Your Kids Will Talk About

Author: Susan Ingrid Hepler
Publisher: National Education Assn
ISBN: STANFORD:36105113032093
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Education

Contents include ideas for the following units: living in a family, going to school, making friends, connecting to communities, looking at the world, looking in a mirror, laughing together, getting through the tough times, making a difference, and exploring imagination. Includes recommended books for each unit.

Recommended Literature

Author: California. Department of Education
ISBN: UCSD:31822030832216
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Best books