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Nursing By The Numbers

According to the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were a total of 4,011,911 nurses actively working in the US. This included 3,184,283 Registered Nurses and 827,628 Licensed Practical Nurses. Even though these numbers increased from 2015, we still face a nursing shortage. With such large numbers, how can this be? Let's take a closer look [...]

April 27th, 2017|Advocacy|0 Comments

It’s Not Your Fault!

When your child is diagnosed with cancer it is devastating - but it's not your fault. As a parent, you immediately start asking questions about how this happened. Is it my genetic make-up? Did I not follow good nutrition when pregnant or after my baby was born? What could I have done to prevent this? [...]

The Importance of Water

Can you imagine life without safe drinking water? For over 663 million people worldwide, this is a reality. You know from our work in Haiti that the need for clean water is dire in that country. But Haiti is not the only place with severe drought conditions. In addition to drought, thousands lack access to potable water. In [...]

April 13th, 2017|Haiti|0 Comments

Another Walk For Kids Success

What an amazing day we had. We only wish more of our Community of Compassion could have joined us in the Walk for Kids. It was a huge success! We had more participants than ever and are so grateful that we keep growing. Your support is imperative for our work with Camp Ronald McDonald for [...]

The True Beauty of Haiti…

As many of you know we recently traveled to Haiti to inspect our solar water wells, visit the schools where we provide hot lunches, and assess the many, many needs in the area. This photo was taken on our return drive from Haiti to the airport in Santo Domingo. The drive took us nearly seven and [...]

March 30th, 2017|Haiti|0 Comments

Meet Rafael, the Heart of Barco’s Nightingales in Haiti

We had the opportunity recently to talk to Rafael about his work with Barco's Nightingales Foundation in Haiti. It was such an enjoyable conversation that we wanted to share it in the form of a Q&A. You'll love getting to know Rafael. ~Michael and Frida Donner BNF: When did you start working for Barco’s Nightingales Foundation? [...]

March 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

IBM Provides Worldwide Grid to Fight Childhood Cancers

On February 1, 2017, IBM announced the Smash Childhood Cancers Project. Through this program it provides free access to its “World Community Grid” for a global team of scientists battling childhood cancers. As a result, scientists have greater access to powerful computers for their research at no cost. The World Community Grid consists of “CPU cycles” [...]

The Children of Haiti: Impressions from My Journey

I just returned from the most amazing and life changing trip to Haiti. The hospitality and the love and gratitude that we experienced were remarkable and heartfelt. Our Haitian family are the most humble and courageous people that I know. They far surpass anything I have witnessed before. I have learned a great deal from them especially NEVER GIVE UP. Traveling [...]

March 9th, 2017|Haiti|0 Comments

Keeping Perspective in Our Lifetime

We all strive to do our best every day in everything we do.  We want to excel at our jobs. We want to perfect our role as employee, parent, companion, nurse and friend. We can be so focused on being the best, however, that we lose perspective. We forget why we are doing the things we do. We lose [...]

On Advocacy and Being an Advocate

We often write about being an advocate for the profession of nursing. We've had several people ask what we mean by advocacy and what it takes to be an advocate, so we took the time to put together this primer. Think of advocacy as taking actions in the hopes of making positive changes.  Advocacy can advance many [...]

February 23rd, 2017|Advocacy|0 Comments