The objective of the Reynolds Historical Lecture Series is to review, assess, and discuss various historical aspects of the health care sciences. This lecture, titled "Florence Nightingale: Learning From the Past & Looking Forward to the Future," by Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, International Co-Director, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health, was held on November 30, 2010 at 4:00pm. The lecture was co-sponsored by the UAB School of Nursing and held in conjunction with their 60th Anniversary celebrations and the opening of the exhibit titled “The Life and Letters of Florence Nightingale” in the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences. The Reynolds Historical Lectures are hosted by the Reynolds Associates and UAB Historical Collections, a part of Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham. This podcast has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. N01-LM-6-3502 with the University of Maryland Baltimore.