Celebrating America's first Black professional nurse

Published: February 11, 2021

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As we celebrate Black History Month this February, the Auburn University School of Nusring will feature trail-blazing pioneers in nursing.

Mary Eliza Mahoney, born in 1845 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, was the first Black woman to study and work as a professionally trained nurse in the United States. In 1879, Mahoney also became the first Black woman to graduate from an American school of nursing.

Click here to learn more about Mahoney's accomplishments and lasting legacy.

Submitted by: Latha Bhavnani