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Working the Holidays

With the major holidays approaching, it is important to remember that not every person gets to take days off to spend with friends and families. Service men and women, first responders, and nurses are among those who spend time with others providing care. Most medical facilities operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This means [...]

October 27th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

The Courage of Palliative Care Nursing

Barco’s Nightingales Foundation is dedicated to honoring the courageous hearts of the individuals who embrace the profession of nursing. We hope to encourage younger generations to embrace nursing as their chosen profession. We accomplish this by sharing stories of the selfless contributions, dedication and professionalism. A career in palliative care nursing requires the type of courageous [...]

October 25th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Drones for Humanitarian Efforts

It always inspires us when individuals find ways to use technology like drones in new and different ways. It's especially heartening when those uses are for humanitarian purposes. Recently, we heard an interview on National Public Radio with Patrick Meier, an internationally recognized expert and consultant on humanitarian technology and innovation. Meier pioneered the field of crisis mapping during the 2010 earthquake in [...]

October 20th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Modern Nurse Magazine & The Letters Campaign

We are delighted that Modern Nurse Magazine published one of the letters from our Letters Campaign. The letter provides  advice for first year nursing students. It was written by Sandy Chiem, an avid nurse volunteer. Modern Nurse is the source for nurse jobs, career news and nursing education. It provides the latest news, career advice, humor, inspirational [...]

October 18th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Is A Travel Nursing Right for You?

Have you considered becoming a travel nurse? In some ways, the preparation and considerations are similar to being a volunteer nurse. What is a Travel Nurse? A travel nurse works in a specific location for a limited amount of time. Travel nurses typically work 13 week periods in one area. They move around the country depending on [...]

October 13th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Volunteer Nurses Needed

We wanted to share this call for volunteer nurses. We know there are many in our Community of Compassion who may want to answer the call. Volunteers Needed The American Red Cross is in need of health professionals to help support thousands affected by Hurricane Matthew. Please consider deploying as a Red Cross volunteer. If you’d like [...]

October 11th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Coming Next Week – Our New Website

In today’s world, everything is fluid and constantly changing. Barco’s Nightingales Foundation is no different.  We are updating our website to make it more user friendly, to show the impact we are making and to share how every dollar you donate makes a difference. We will keep all the content you enjoy reading and all [...]

October 4th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Heroes for Healing Campaign

The Heroes for Healing Campaign is a six-week fundraising competition to make a difference in the healing of children with cancer and their families. It ends with an awards dinner on October 23, 2016. The campaign involves “candidates” competing for the title of “Hero of the Year.” These candidates are individuals dedicated to helping children [...]

Training for Care Home Nurses

Nurses employed in nursing homes provide their patients with dignity, quality of life and emotional support. However, a study conducted in the UK has found that most nurse training programs do not adequately prepare these nurses for their specialized roles. The authors of this study sought to identify education and support needs for registered nurses [...]

September 22nd, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

5 Facts to Know About Water in Haiti

The World Bank Group recently launched a program that will reach about 300,000 Haitians. They have targeted areas where cholera rates are highest. These Haitians will either receive improved water sources, repairs to existing water systems or improved sanitation systems. Improving access to clean, safe water and improved sanitation are two fundamental ways to fight [...]

September 20th, 2016|Haiti|0 Comments