Women In STEAM Fields

Mary Eliza Mahoney

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Nursing pioneer. She was the first African American to study and work as a professionally trained nurse in the United States, graduating in 1879. In 1908, Mahoney co-founded the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses (NACGN) to provide support to African-American registered nurses. The NACGN had a significant influence on eliminating racial discrimination in the registered nursing profession and merged with the American Nurses Association. More…