Courageous Hearts

Courageous Hearts informs Barco’s NightingalesSM Foundation’s Community of Compassion ­— our supporters — about our work, our partners and the evolving needs of those we serve, while providing news and insights as an advocate for nurses and their profession. With four unique categories — ReSurge International, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, Haiti and Advocacy — you can easily immerse yourself in the topics you find most relevant or explore new ideas. Like most blogs, Courageous Hearts is a living, breathing forum, and we’d appreciate your feedback. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Resurge: Learn more about the children whose lives have  changed dramatically and about the volunteer medical teams that  work with ReSurge International to make it happen.
  • Camp Ronald McDonald: Share the joy of the children, families and  volunteers at Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times while  learning the facts about pediatric cancer.
  • Haiti: Revel in the  beautiful smiles of the children of Haiti as you read stories of their  heartfelt gratitude and the impact of our work.
  • Advocacy: Learn about the need to advance the image of nursing  and how you can make a difference every day.

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 [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times Support|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

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 [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments