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.

Honoring Military Nurses of World War I and World War II

It is 1918, and as a German plane buzzed overhead, nurse Helen Dore Boylston “dropped face down in the mud.” Boylston had been running between wards of wounded patients, “trying to calm their nerves during [...]

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments

Barco and Wendy’s – A Shared Commitment to Improving the Lives of Children

We are proud to share this guest blog from Wendy's with our Community of Compassion. ~Michael Donner At Wendy’s, we have the privilege of working with some of the world’s best companies who supply everything [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: Haiti|0 Comments

National Nurses Week Award

In honor of National Nurse Week, Barco’s Nightingales Foundation is introducing its first annual nurses award for practicing professionals.  And, there is no better day to announce the award than the birthday of our inspiration, Florence [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments

Celebrating National Nurses Week 2017

National Nurses Week 2017 runs May 6 through May 12, which is also the 197th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. The American Nurse Association designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse,” with a [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments

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