|Things to do
| 1. Draw a picture of a hospital ward.
| 2. Write about why you would like to be a nurse, or why you would
not like to be a nurse.
| 3. Florence Nightingale was described as being 'gentle, wise and
quiet' and as having 'no bustle or hurry'. Make a list of the qualities
you think a person needs to be a good nurse.
| 4. Think of some other jobs or professions and list the qualities
people would need to be good at them.
| 5. Find out what qualifications are needed today to be accepted
for nursing training.
| 6. Florence Nightingale had a considerable influence on the design
of hospital buildings. Think about what is needed for a surgery where
four or five doctors share a practice. Draw a floor plan of what you think
would be a suitable building. Or try your hand a drawing a floor plan
for a general hospital.
| 7. If you know a nurse, ask him or her about the training that
he or she had. Perhaps your teacher could invite a nurse in to talk to
| 8. Visit the
Florence Nightingale Museum, 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1
9. Find out about other ineteenth-century men and women who worked
to bring about reforms in health and welfare.