There are probably few people across the world who have not heard of Florence Nightingale. In fact, her name is practically synonymous with the concept of helping others. Hence, her much-deserved inclusion in Mattel’s Inspiring Woman Series. Standing approximately 12-inches tall in her nurse’s uniform, apron, and cap, the Barbie Florence Nightingale Inspiring Woman Series Doll comes with a lamp, a doll stand, and a certificate of authenticity, ready to inspire you and your girl. Order her now and give her the chance to do so. Doll cannot stand alone.
Florence Nightingale pursued a career in nursing, a vocation she believed was her moral duty. Enrolling as a nursing student in 1850, Florence made it her mission to improve hospital efficiency and standards in patient care. Carrying a lamp during her rounds in the Crimean War, Florence earned the title “The Lady with the Lamp” as she provided comfort and compassion to gravely wounded soldiers. Eventually bedridden with a chronic illness, Nightingale refused to give up and used her training as a statistician to write books that launched reforms in healthcare. In 1860, she established the Nightingale Training School, continuing to further nursing education while changing the negative attitudes towards women entering the field. Throughout her life, Florence Nightingale continued to use her drive and intelligence to become the pioneer of modern nursing.
Barbie recognizes all female role models, and the Inspiring Women Series pays tribute to incredible heroines of their time – courageous women who took risks, changed rules, and paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before. Each doll in the series features authentic clothing and accessories unique to each inspiring woman, plus educational information about their contributions to society and their respective fields.
Ages 6 and up.
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Barbie Florence Nightingale Inspiring Woman Series Doll