In 1986, nurse Sandra Clarke could not stay with a patient who asked her to stay. When she returned, the patient had died alone. In 2001, she was key in starting No One Dies Alone, a program where volunteers sit with terminal patients who have no one else. The program is now world-wide.
There is a 90 year old nurse working at Tacoma General Hospital who started her first nursing job 70 years ago in 1946.
While watching her first operation, Mary Alice Powell Lindsay passed out three times, but she later became the first registered nurse in Utah and was assistant superintendent of nurses at the LDS Hospital.
Back in the 1930s, the first female flight stewardesses had to be registered nurses.
A woman (registered nurse) was watching the show “Flip or Flop” on HGTV and noticed a lump on hosts neck. Emailed production company to make them aware and host ended up having thyroid cancer and didn’t know.
In 1967, a 26 year old Australian Nurse used borrowed money to buy a plane which she flew into the Outback to eradicate Polio. She died at age 35 of cancer, and is remembered as one of the Great Women Pilots of the 20th Century.