Editor’s note: the below series was published in the summer of 2010. The topics covered by Hassmiller in her travels are as relevant today as they were then.

Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Senior Adviser for Nursing, is spending her summer vacation pursuing a dream to learn more about the life and work of the legendary Florence Nightingale. She’s traveling through Europe on a special tour developed in honor of the centennial of Nightingale’s death.
In her dispatches from the road, posted one by one and collected on this page, Hassmiller reports on her trip, what she learns, and what it means to nurses’ work today. Hassmiller’s posts are listed below in the chronological order in which they appeared on the blog, in case you’d like to start at the beginning and follow Hassmiller through her pre-trip preparations and research and on to adventures in London and Turkey.

Sue Hassmiller

Following in Florence Nightingale’s Footsteps – Literally

The Nightingale Immersion Experience

A Weekend With Florence in London

Nightingale as QI Expert and Hospital Designer

Embley Park: Where It All Began

Nightingale Used her Network … Are You Using Yours?

From the Crimea to Vietnam: Generations of Veterans Appreciate Nightingale

Florence Nightingale and the Red Cross

Ms. Nightingale as an Applied Statistician

Florence Comes to Constantinople…and I Come to Istanbul

Scutari: A Blog Post Will Never Do Justice to This Visit

Parting Thoughts: 10 Lessons Learned From Florence Nightingale’s Life

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