A Tribute in Photos

We wanted to share this lovely tribute in photos from Erin, one of the nurses on our advisory council. She sent these beautiful and inspiring photos to us as a way of honoring this brave young man. With your help, we can support organizations like ReSurge International and others who make a difference in the [...]

August 3rd, 2017|Advocacy|0 Comments

How In the World Do I Choose A Medical Mission Part II

Amanda Judy concludes her important advice from One Nurse At A Time based on wisdom gained completing medical missions for more than a decade. There are some very important tips here on safety and ideas on helping you decide if a medical mission is right for you. Thank you Amanda - Michael and Frida Donner Ethics Ethics are something that most [...]

July 27th, 2017|Advocacy|0 Comments

How in the World Do I Choose a Medical Mission – Part I

This is some amazing advice from One Nurse At A Time based on wisdom gained completing medical missions for more than a decade. Be sure to read part two next week where Amanda will discuss questions to ask about the organizations and their ethics. Thank you Amanda - Michael and Frida Donner When I first began [...]

July 20th, 2017|Advocacy|0 Comments

Converting Four First Mission Nurses Into Humanitarian Addicts

We are delighted to share this guest blog on humanitarian nurses by Emily Scott from One Nurse At A Time. ~Michael and Frida Donner Almost every time I tell another nurse about a medical mission I’ve been on, the response I get is, “Oh, I’ve always wanted to do that!” Thanks to One Nurse At [...]

June 29th, 2017|Advocacy, Haiti|0 Comments

Thoughts on Nurses…

I wanted to share some special thoughts on nurses. They are the unsung heroes of so much of our lives. They are there when we come into the world and they hold our hands when we are sick in the hospital. And, they comfort us when people we love are ill, and they calm our [...]

June 22nd, 2017|Advocacy|0 Comments

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 the air raid. Now, all I could do was brace myself for the hissing bomb that hurtled toward me. I [...]

May 25th, 2017|Advocacy|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 Nightingale. This peer-nominated award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond their job description. As a result, they help patients, [...]

May 12th, 2017|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 theme of “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body and Spirit.” This week and throughout the year, Barco’s Nightingales Foundation proudly celebrates nurses [...]

May 4th, 2017|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 from 2015, we still face a nursing shortage. With such large numbers, how can this be? Let's take a closer look [...]

April 27th, 2017|Advocacy|0 Comments

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 together this primer. Think of advocacy as taking actions in the hopes of making positive changes.  Advocacy can advance many [...]

February 23rd, 2017|Advocacy|0 Comments