MAY 7: TODAY'S INSPIRING WOMEN
Mary Eliza Mahoney
Mary Eliza Mahoney, the first African American registered nurse, was born today in 1845.
Did you know that when Mary Eliza Mahoney began working at the New England Hospital for Women and Children, she initially did not work as a nurse? Instead, she held positions that included cook, janitor, washerwoman, and an unofficial nurse’s aide. Learn more about her life.