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.

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 [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments

Traveling To Inspect Wells & Visit Schools in Haiti

I am excited to share that next week I am traveling to Haiti with some of our most active supporters. Barbara Gonzalez, Freddy Buzaly, Phil Little, Vicky Little and Rafael Perez Yan will join my [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Everyday Heroes: The Stories Continue…

Every day in the remote mountains and plains of Haiti, young people overcome difficult challenges to get an education. Many arrive at school hungry. The hot lunch Barco’s Nightingales Foundation provides is often the only [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Categories: Haiti|0 Comments

Walk to Transform Lives

Walk for Kids is an annual 5k (3.1 mile) walk to raise funds for children with needs in honor of nurses. Our walk takes place under the umbrella of the “Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments

Nurse Practitioners’ Role Expands at VA Hospitals

This is wonderful news for nurse practitioners. ~Michael and Frida Donner In 2014, the national media reported on long waits for new patients at VA hospitals, with some patients waiting as long as 51 days. [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hot Lunch Program In Haiti

We are proud to announce that on January 1st, we began providing an additional 1,000 meals daily to children in Haiti through our Hot Lunch Program. A total of 3,000 meals are now served every [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: Haiti|0 Comments