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.

Celebrating the Success of our Seventh Solar Water Well in Haiti

We are delighted to share that our seventh solar water well in Haiti is complete and providing fresh, clean water to over 6,000 Haitians. Located in Banane, Haiti,  the BNF Solar Water Well #7 Complex includes six [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: Haiti|0 Comments

The Courageous Heart of Nursing – One Nurse At A Time

We are delighted to share this guest blog from our friends at One Nurse At A Time. The nurse who volunteer with this amazing organization devote hours of their time serving others. They exemplify the [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments

Everyday Hero – Alan Faith

Alan Faith, RN, works as the trauma program manager at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s, in Sioux City, Iowa. His colleagues consider him a hero as do many of his patients and neighbors. As a result [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments

Diane DiMarco Davis – A Profile in Giving

It is our great honor to announce the 2017 Barco's Nightingales Foundation Award of Excellence winner from Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, Diane DiMarco Davis. This exceptional nurse embodies the spirit of giving to others. [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments

A Heartfelt Tribute to Betty Kolbeck

This year our world lost an angel to lymphoma. Elizabeth "Betty" Kolbeck was born December 3, 1954 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and moved to California. [...]

By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments

Down Under Everyday Heroes Dealing With Workforce Stress

Nurses and midwives welcome us into the world. They keep us healthy as long as possible, and in the end, provide us comfort in those final moments. We rely on them in every aspect of [...]

By | October 24th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments