Adah Belle Samuel Thoms was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1870. In 1905, she graduated from the Lincoln Hospital and Home School of Nursing, where the following year she became acting director – a position she held for nearly two decades. During this period, it was extremely rare for black people to hold such high-level roles, but Thoms handled it with excellence. Even so, racial prejudice stopped her from officially being named director.
Nursing professionals are badly needed in today’s industry. It’s a well-documented fact. What’s only starting to be documented is how much good it would do everyone, from patient to provider, to add more permanent RNs to staff.
Covering world history from 500 c.e. through the beginning of the 21st century, our guide shows how human knowledge and experience shifted from the regional to global perspective, and covers critical aspects of the past 1500 years, such as: exploration & imperialism; emergence of world powers; g