Black in the Day….Black Nurses Rock

August 13 On this day in 1881, the first school of record for black student nurses is established at Spelman Seminary (renamed Spelman College) in Atlanta, Georgia. Nurses are oftentimes unsung heroes that are left in the shadows of doctors who get much of the credit. Throughout the history of this country, Black nurses have been at the forefront taking care of the sick and wounded. From the plantation to the battlefield to the ER, their skills, hard work, dedication and sacrifices, have helped to shape and advance the field…