Nurses have been critically important to Johnson & Johnson for more than a century, both as partners in improving health care and as employees. Due to this close relationship, the company has both helped and honored nurses for generations, a tradition that continues today with the Campaign for Nursing’s Future.
Johnson & Johnson ad in support of nursing, early 20th century. Image courtesy: Johnson & Johnson Archives.
In recognition of this special relationship, during the 1940s, the company decided to honor nurses by commissioning a portrait of the founder of modern nursing: