In 1903, Agnes Karll (1868–1927) changed history when she founded the German Nurses Association, which was later named Agnes-Karll-Verband in her honour. Until then, there had neither been a clear definition of the nursing profession nor a standardised education, no regulated work hours let alone fixed rates for wages. At its inception, the association had 30 members. By 1912, it had already grown 3,200 members strong. The association accomplished better prevailing conditions for nurses as well as more respect for profession in general: Job placement, insurance coverage and legal counselling were among the many benefits members enjoyed. What’s more, Karll fought for a comprehensive three-year nursing education2.