blog posts Black History Month Series: Celebrating Black Nurses Who Paved the Way Feb 20, 2021 10:15 pm by email@example.com Images Adah Samuel Thoms made major strides in nursing and, along with other notable nurses, made significant contributions towards the advancement of African Americans in nursing. Along with Mary Mahony and Martha Franklin, Ms. Thoms was co-founder of the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses. She was also a director at the Lincoln School for nurses in New York. Because of her service as a Red Cross nurses during World War I, she was offered the opportunity to join the Army Nurse Corps, where she continued her contributions to nursing practice. In addition to serving as head nurse of a surgical ward in a hospital, Ms. Thoms was a superintendent and director of nursing. She would go on to retire in 1923. Ms. Thoms was a made significant contributions to nursing that are still widely recognized today. We thank her for her leadership, guidance, and paving the way for many. Source: Black history month - notable nurses throughout history - trusted health. (2020, October 29). https://www.trustedhealth.com/blog/black-history-month-notables-nurse-throughout-history.