Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Get Ready for the NCLEX® Examination! Key Points

May 1, 2021

The evolution of nursing was greatly influenced by the way care was given to the sick and injured.
•The influence of Florence Nightingale on nursing practice and nursing education was highly significant in the nineteenth century.
•Nursing practice and education in the United States were significantly influenced by the activities of Florence Nightingale.
•The Association of Practical Nurse Schools was organized in Chicago in 1941 to address the needs of practical nursing education. Its name was changed in 1942 to the National Association of Practical Nurse Education (NAPNE).
•NAPNE changed its name again, in 1959, to the National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service (NAPNES).
•In 1949, the National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses (NFLPN) was founded by Lillian Kuster.
•Mandatory licensure laws were established for practical and vocational nursing education and practice.
•The wellness-illness continuum is a range that comprises the entirety of a person’s health.
•Prevention of illness and injury and continuity of patient care are integral components of holistic health care.
•The practical or vocational nurse is one of many of the large groups of health care workers who provide health care services.
•The practical and vocational nursing community functions in accordance with the several states’ nurse practice acts.
•Roles and responsibilities of the nurse are varied and complex and evolve with new technologies and research advances.
•Ongoing education is valued, expected, and required for continued licensure.