Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Nurses

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Welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR). Our objective is to turn redlinks into blue ones. Our scope is women's biographies, women's works, and women's issues, broadly construed.

This is a list with redlinks; we call it a Redlist but others might refer to it as a Work List or a Task List. It may be:

  • curated/crowd-sourced (If the list is crowd-sourced, it's likely to be incomplete and under-developed, so you can help by adding to it. If you know of a missing article(s) which belongs on this page, please add to the sections below or start a new section if none of the existing sections is a good fit (it doesn't matter if your redlink is the only one in a section). )
  • include the contents of a dictionary
  • include the contents of a webpage

This list is intended to serve as a basis for creating new articles in an important but somewhat neglected sector on the English Wikipedia. Of course, all new articles must satisfy Wikipedia's notability criteria, so keep in mind that redlinks on this list may or may not qualify. Note: some of the items listed here may have articles in other language Wikipedias, but many have not yet been covered in any Wikipedia; translation assistance is welcome. Feel free to remove any links that turn blue.

See also: Women in Red's redlist index

This is a list under development of missing articles on women who are (or have been) notable for their contribution to nursing and midwifery in academics, business, economics, politics, research, government or the social sector.

See also the Wikidata list of red-linked women nurses
And International Council of Nurses#Presidents
  • RESOURCE: The British Journal of Nursing has digitized all of their historic volumes which can be found here. The articles are listed page by page, but you can navigate at the bottom of the page for the next page. After searching years, one page at a time, I was notified by We hope that she found a search engine. I have found articles in the BJoN for many international nurses and hope the reference is helpful for others.


  • Sue Denison OAM (née Brown) – First Nurse Practitioner in Australia; Awarded an OAM for services to Nursing and the Nundle district[1][2]


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  • Grace Ebun Delano (born 1935), nurse-midwife, active in women's reproductive health initiatives, winner of 1993 World Health Organization Sasakawa Prize.



  • White Squadron (Romania) (ro) female aviators who flew medical aircraft during World War II and save approximately 1500. [28], [29], [30]



  • Christina Lindholm - internationally acclaimed professor of Clinical Nursing and world leading expert on wound healing. Currently senior professor of Sophiahemmet University in Sweden, former Director of Research at the Karolinska University Hospital. [31]
  • Dagmar Stenbeck (aka Emma Dagmar Ekelund) (1889-1985) formed the auxiliary Red Cross nurses of Sweden. Recipient of the 1961 Florence Nightingale Medal. [32], [33], [34], [35]


  • Barbara Borsinger Nurse and founder of Pouponnière de l’Œuvre des Amis de l’Enfance


See also list of Presidents of the Royal College of Nursing without articles, and the lists of Fellows and Honorary Fellows in an old version of the article (since removed)


  • Josephine Cox Anderson (1849-1941), called "The Angel of Pecos," Anderson nursed patients during the flu epidemic in 1918, ran a sanitarium in Carlsbad. [41]
  • Carrie May Hall (1874-1963), chief nurse of the American Red Cross in Britain and France, WW1, and nursing educator [60][61][62]
  • Josephine Nesbit (1894-1993) Army Nurse Corps 2nd in command of the Angels of Bataan, largest group of American women taken as POWs. Credited with the nurses' survival. [77], [78], [79], [80], [81]
  • Barbara Nichols (nurse), (born 1939), first African American president of the Wisconsin Nursing association and the American Nursing association, [82]
  • Joy Ufema, hospice nurse, [85], [86], [87], [88]

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  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference ESUNewsFeb08 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ "Sue Denison, Hanging Rock NSW". Daring to Dream: Stories from inspirational rural women. Rural Women's Network. March 2005. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 
  3. ^ Australian Dictionary of Biography: Gray, Ethel (1876–1962)(accessed:07-08-2007)
  4. ^ The Age, 21/05/07: "Attended war wounded then lived full life"(accessed:14-08-2007)
  5. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "STREET Alison Mary". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd.  Check date values in: |year= / |date= mismatch (help)
  6. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "WORKMAN Barbara Skeete". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd.  Check date values in: |year= / |date= mismatch (help)

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