Memorials and Statues: Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale Statue
Florence Nightingale Statue

A statue of Florence Nightingale who is credited with establishing the first nursing school is located in the Hart Garden at the southeast corner of White Hall.  The memorial was dedicated on Nov. 19, 2001 during the renovation of the Hart Garden in celebration of the College of Nursing achievements. Artist Larry Griffis of East Greenwich created the bronze sculpture. The Hart Garden was named in honor of Elizabeth Hart, assistant dean emerita of the College of Nursing.