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When A Disaster Calls, Nurses Answer

We have all been watching the devastating aftermath of the widespread flooding in Louisiana the past few weeks. Our hearts and prayers go out to all those who are affected and to all those who risked their own lives to bring aid and comfort. When the American Red Cross put out the call for medical [...]

September 8th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

The Life of a School Nurse

Nurses have been part of the school setting since the late 1800’s when they provided student inspections to identify those with communicable diseases who needed treatment. The primary role of a school nurse is to support student learning  by promoting student and staff health and safety. Rather than list all the duties of a school [...]

September 6th, 2016|Words from the Heart|0 Comments

Our Philosophy About Water…

Barco’s Nightingales Foundation is proud to be part of an international group of organizations raising funds, promoting and implementing programs to bring clean, fresh, safe water to people in desperate need. As you are aware, global temperatures have increased dramatically in recent years, causing droughts and unusual shifts in rainfall patterns affecting many developing countries [...]

August 25th, 2016|Haiti|0 Comments

I Knew I’d Made a Difference When…..

We are delighted to share this essay written a few years ago by our newest Advisory Board Member, Barbara E. Britt, RN, MSN. ~Michael and Frida Donner Nursing takes some strange paths, there’s just no doubt about it. This career, the very one that so filled me with anxieties in the early days of my [...]

August 23rd, 2016|Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times Support|0 Comments

J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez Joins Advisory Board

 We are delighted to introduce J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez, the newest member of our Advisory Board. J.C. brings tremendous business and philanthropic experience to Barco's Nightingales Foundation and will be a valuable asset as we continue to expand the breadth of our outreach. ~Michael and Frida Donner Mr. Gonzalez-Mendez served as Senior Vice President, McDonald’s Global Inclusion, [...]

August 18th, 2016|Words from the Heart|0 Comments

The Many Hats of Nursing

We love this letter from our Letters Campaign because it focuses on the diverse opportunities in nursing, and reminds us that nurses all share one common priority: us. ~Michael and Frida Donner Dear Future Patients, If you are asked what a nurses job entails what would your answer be?  Taking blood pressures, giving shots, listening [...]

August 16th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Congratulations New Nursing Students

As the new school year begins, we thought it would be a nice gesture to share another letter from our Letters Campaign addressed to student nurses. This one is excerpted  from Kathryn M., RN ~Michael and Frida Donner To All New Student Nurses: Congratulate yourself for choosing a profession that gives you freedom, exposure to [...]

August 11th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Congratulations to the 2016 GEM Award Finalists

At Barco's Nightingales Foundation we salute the courageous heart of nurses and nursing and are always delighted to find others doing the same. This year , we'd like to salute Nurse.com for its GEM Awards and to congratulate the finalists for 2016. ~Michael and Frida Donner Since the early days of Nurse.com’s founding, the company [...]

August 9th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Stress Relief Among Nurses

While nursing is one of the most trusted professions in the world, it is also one of the most stressful. We wondered what we could all learn from our nurse friends about what they do to relieve stress. The results may surprise you!! Pets At Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, the institution hosts Paws for Pennsy, [...]

August 4th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

One Nurse At A Time’s First Book

We are delighted to share this news from our friends at One Nurse At A Time. ~Michael and Frida Donner One Nurse At A Time has just published our first (in a series):   Beyond Borders:  Humanitarian Nursing at the Edge of the World.  You can find it on Amazon (see attachment).  Perfect for nurses and [...]

August 2nd, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments