Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing

Florence Nightingale and Antimicrobial Stewardship


MGH Institute of Health Professions, School of Nursing, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Department of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Melrose, Massachusetts, USA


Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2022; 30: 106-108
DOI: 10.5152/fnjn.2022.21141
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Following the uniquely coincident Year of the Nurse and the year of the pandemic, striking similarities between the principles and innovations that Florence Nightingale introduced to nursing and the inclusion of nurses in the pursuit of antimicrobial stewardship have become evident. Issues of universal healthcare, the treatment of infections, workforce collaboration, and quality of care are as critical in the 21st century as they were in Nightingale’s lifetime. The importance of nursing involvement in each of these areas is compared and discussed with their relevance to past, present, and future healthcare.

Cite this article as: Olans, R. D., Olans, R. N., & DeMaria, Jr., A. (2022). Florence nightingale and antimicrobial stewardship. Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing, 30(1), 106-108.

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