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Mary Breckinridge & the Frontier Nursing Service

Mary Breckinridge established the Frontier Nursing Service in 1925 as a private charitable organization serving an area of about 700 square miles in southeastern Kentucky. Born in 1881 to an influential Kentucky family, Mary was educated in the United States and Europe. Widowed at a young age and losing both her children when they were [...]

June 23rd, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Hands Repairing Hands

From our partners at ReSurge International... Have you ever sprained a wrist or jammed a couple of fingers in a door?  If so, remember how painful it was to try and use that hand?  Actually, it was pretty impossible. Our hands are vital tools we all use every day.  In developing countries, the use of [...]

June 21st, 2016|ReSurge International Support|0 Comments

Happy Father’s Day

All of us at Barco’s Nightingales Foundation salute fathers around the world.  We wish you all a wonderful Father’s Day spent with your loving families.  And a very special Father’s Day wish for safety and peace for all our military fathers who cannot be with their families this Father’s Day.

June 16th, 2016|Words from the Heart|0 Comments

Congratulations to the Nursing Class of 2016

Congratulations! All your hard work and dedication has paid off and you are ready to embark on an exciting career in nursing, the world's the most respected profession.  Our Nurses Advisory Board has assembled some tips that will serve you well in your first year as a new nurse and throughout your profession. 1. Be [...]

June 14th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

National Nursing Assistant’s Week

Today, June 9, 2016, kicks off National Nursing Assistant’s Week. This week we honor nursing assistants around the globe, whether they are known as nurse aides, direct care workers, caregivers, certified nursing assistants, geriatric aides, orderlies, home health aides or hospital attendants. These are the individuals who provide hands-on care and perform routine tasks under [...]

June 9th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Volunteering Can Help Your Career

Since the time of Florence Nightingale, nurses have worked to help people and serve the health needs of society.  The  education, experience and leadership nurses have, along with their ethics and values, translate well into any nonprofit organization.  But what value is there in volunteering as a nurse? By volunteering, you can develop and sharpen [...]

June 7th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

The Lighthouse Foundation: Herbie Rogers

We have met and worked alongside many gifted and giving individuals during our visits to Haiti. Herbie Rogers, a member of the Lighthouse Foundation, is one of them. Herbie first went to Haiti about 10 years ago after being invited by a doctor friend to join him while he volunteered at an orphanage in Port-au-Prince. [...]

June 2nd, 2016|Haiti|0 Comments

Meet Jasmin Joya, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times

“I’m proud to be part of an organization that makes such magic happen.” –Jasmin Joya Jasmin Joya is a family relations and recruitment coordinator at Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, also known as Camp.  A recent hire, Jasmin’s relationship with Camp started back to 2007 when she first attended Camp as a camper. In [...]

Celebrating The Leadership and Service of Military Nurses

Women and men have served in the U.S. Armed Forces for over 100 years and on an individual, unofficial level for many years before that.  This Memorial Day, we honor all those in the military who gave their lives in service, including over 940 Army, Navy and Air Force nurses who died in the Spanish-American [...]

May 26th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

With Love From Haiti

We recently received these amazing photos from our friends at the Lighthouse Foundation, our partners in Haiti. These photos are from one of the many orphanages in the areas where we work and speak louder than any words about why we are committed to bringing clean water, food and clothing to the people of Haiti. [...]

May 24th, 2016|Haiti|0 Comments