[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In honour of Black History Month, we want to bring a spotlight to the Black Nurses Who Changed History. Their hard work and compassion advanced the field of healthcare.

We are going to celebrate this month by talking about the Historical African Nurses. Before that, we will explain what Black History Month is. Let\’s dig in the history which contributed to today\’s world.


What is Black History Month?

Black History Month was established to recognise the contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to the UK over many generations.

The idea of the awareness month was created in 1980 in London. Main aim has been facing racism and educating the local community. Even for others that were never taught in school about the Black History Month.


This is the Registered General Nurses we currently have in Wales.


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Black Nurses Who Changed History

There are many legendary historic nurses who are known for their achievements in the past. Isn\’t it important to honour the heroes who have been saving person’s life and changed history through it? 

These 4 nurses left a wonderful mark on the history of healthcare that could never be erased. 


  • Harriet Tubman (1820 – 1913)

Harriet Tubman was born into slavery therefore no records of her birth were kept. Luckily, she managed to escape and changed her name from Araminta to Harriet. 

Nurse Harriet was known for accomplishment when she was a conductor of the Underground Railroad. She was most famous for helping over 300 slaves to freedom. However, they weren’t the only people she changed lives during that time.

Furthermore, Harriet then served as a nurse during the American Civil War and used her own knowledge of herbal medicine to treat injured soldiers. Her herbal remedies saved many soldiers’ lives from dysentery and smallpox. What a creative mind she must have had.

On the other hand, she never had smallpox herself during the time and people started to say that she was truly blessed by God. Afterwards, Harriet continued being a nurse because she was really good at her job. 


  • Mabel Keaton Staupers (1890 – 1989)

Mabel was a Caribbean-American nurse and an organisation executive. She became a U.S citizen in 1917 and was studying nursing at Freedmen’s Hospital School of Nursing in Washington, D.C. 

Nurse Mabel even worked really hard to get the status of African American nurses, during the Armed Forces Nurse Corps during World War II. 

Mabel then became president of the National Association of Coloured Graduate Nurses (NACGN). Undoubtfully, her actions has eventually helped black nurses to gain unlimited membership in the state.


  • Lillian Holland Harvey (1912 – 1994)

Lillian was an African American nurse leader who transformed nursing education. In 1966, she received a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degree in nursing.

Therefore, she became the director of nursing training at the Tuskegee School for Nurses in 1945. Followed by becoming the dean of the school in 1948.

Nurse Lilian turned the school’s diploma program into a baccalaureate one, which was the first of its kind in Alabama.

Also, Lillian worked very hard to build Black and African American nurses to be involved in World War II efforts by creating more opportunities within the Army Nurse Corps. 


  • Hazel W. Johnson-Brown (1927 – 2011)

Hazel was a nurse educator who served in the United States Army from 1955 – 1983. She was the first African American female general in the Army and the first Black chief of the Army Nurse Corps. 

After she retired from the Army. Nurse Hazel led the American Nurse Association’s governmental relations team and taught them at George Mason University’s Centre for Health Policy.


This is the Medical Wards Staff Nurse we currently have in Wales.


To sum up, we talked about what is Black History Month is and talked about the Black nurses who changed history forever. In a way, these nurses are very similar in what they did but whatever they did was to represent who they truly are to the world.


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