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Camp: Victoria’s Story

Victoria Barrios still remembers how life was like for her at seven years old: living with her two aunts while her parents took care of her sister Serenity, diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at three years old. She remembers the confusion she had to face when she didn’t know why her family was so physically [...]

Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

As you all know, on October 4, 2016, Haiti received a direct hit from Hurricane Matthew. We all waited anxiously for word about the communities where our solar water wells and school lunch programs operate. We are pleased to tell all of you that the solar wells are safe. Because of their location, the six remote [...]

November 29th, 2016|Haiti|0 Comments

With Gratefulness and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a season of merriment and celebrations. It also evokes visions of families and friends gathered around a festive dinner table. But Thanksgiving is more than that. It is a time to reflect on all we have been blessed with and to give thanks. At Barco’s Nightingales Foundation, we feel especially [...]

November 24th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Why We Honor Nurses

The field of nursing is demanding and intense. Nurses must be compassionate, helpful and capable of making difficult decisions. It is for these traits and those below we honor the men and women who choose nursing as a profession. We Honor Their Personal Commitment Compassion and Empathy: Having a deep awareness of and sympathy for someone else’s suffering without judgment [...]

November 22nd, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Nursing Around the World

Barco’s Nightingales Foundation supports medical missions and ReSurge International programs in South America and Southeast Asia. But there are many medical missions and nursing immersion programs that serve around the world. Nurses and student nurses make a difference by dedicating their time and expertise every day. One example is  this amazing account of nursing students from the [...]

November 17th, 2016|Advocacy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ready, Set, Travel Nurse

Travel nurses play an important role in the healthcare system across the world. They bring their skills and expertise to areas that are in need of help due to shortages or lack of resources. As a result, they get much needed care and travel nurses get the opportunity to visit, live in and learn about [...]

November 15th, 2016|Advocacy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Military Nurses of WWI

In November we remember and honor members of the military who served their countries at home and abroad. Therefore, in our blog today, we highlight some of the courageous  military nurses of WWI. These individuals overcame insurmountable odds and, most of all, selflessly helped a torrent of wounded soldiers. Each of these women and many others devoted their [...]

November 10th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

#ICYMI – Great Article on Camp

In case you missed it, the Anza Valley Outlook wrote a beautiful article on Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times. In the article, author Tony Ault captures the true essence of camp and some of the reasons we support their work. The article summarized: 14 camper cabins, a new dining hall, sports facilities and an advanced health center, [...]

Applauding the University of Michigan

Barco’s Nightingales Foundation congratulates the staff at the University of Michigan School of Nursing on their national honors.  Announced in October, several faculty members received national recognition for work in their fields of research: University of Michigan staff receiving national recognition include: Professor Marita Titler, PhD, RN, FAAN, was inducted into the National Academy of Medicine [...]

November 3rd, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Meet ReSurge Volunteer Katie Osborn

In 1997, Katie Osborn, a critical care nurse, was seeking a new challenge and began her volunteer service with ReSurge International. Since her first trip to Laos in 1999, Katie has donated her considerable talents and expertise as both a clinical nurse and a nurse educator on fifteen ReSurge trips throughout Asia, Latin America and [...]

November 1st, 2016|ReSurge International Support, Uncategorized|0 Comments