Progressive Era

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The Progressive Era in the United States was a period of reform which lasted from the 1890s to the 1920s. Progressive reformers, mostly college-educated and middle class, sought to ameliorate a wide range of economic, political, social, and moral problems. Founders of hospitals and schools of nursing in North Carolina sought to improve physical and mental health using the latest scientific knowledge. The North Carolina State Nurses Association was formed in 1902 to protect the health and wellbeing of the public through regulating the delivery of safe, effective nursing care. In 1923 a Rockefeller funded national study of nursing schools Nursing and Nursing Education in he United States, known as the "Goldmark Report" advocated the upgrading and standardization of curricula in both he classroom and clinical setting.