Alexander, Carol. Florence Nightingale: Mother of Modern Nursing. 32 p. Scholastic/Children’s Press. $17.25 (9780531214121). Gr. PreK – 2.
Florence Nightingale often took care of sick friends and neighbors as a young girl and decided to become a nurse. After studying nursing, Florence worked in a hospital and on the battlefields in Turkey, nursing soldiers even when she fell ill. After the war, she helped the English government improve hospitals, improve hygiene and opened schools for nurses.