Mary Eliza Mahoney
First Black African American Nurse
Mary Eliza Mahoney (May 7, 1845 – January 4, 1926) was the first African American to study and work as a professionally trained nurse in the United States, graduating in 1879. Mahoney was one of the first African Americans to graduate from a nursing school, and she prospered in a predominantly white society. She also challenged discrimination against African Americans in nursing.
- Mahoney was a national chaplain for NACGN ( National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses ).
- There is an award named after her which is called the Mary Mahoney Award.
- Mahoney was inducted into the ANA's Hall of Fame in 1976.
Mary Eliza Mahoney attended Jacksonville University and earned a nursing diploma.
Mahoney has received many honors and awards for her pioneering work.
Women National Hall of Fame
Mary was inducted in the Women National Fame in 1993 after she had passed.
"I am the eternal student, but I am not alone".