Teresa – Your Smile Is With Us Forever

Last month we lost a dear friend and Barco Uniform’s family member, Teresa Chavez, to cancer. Teresa worked with us for three years and in all that time I never saw her without a bright, infectious smile. This was her priceless gift to our family, her family and to everyone whose life she touched – [...]

Nurse's Week: A Salute to Frankie

This Nurses’ Week, ReSurge thanks Barco’s Nightingales for their support—support that enables volunteer nurses like Frankie, profiled below, to provide reconstructive surgery to our patients in developing countries.   A perioperative nurse at PeaceHealth St. Joseph’s Medial Medical Center in Bellingham, Wash., Frankie’s first trip with ReSurge was in 2007, after a fellow nurse told [...]

2016 National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week is one of the nation's principal health care happenings, giving recognition to outstanding nurses and sharing nursing education with the public. The week’s festivities supported by the American Nurses Association (ANA), kick off with National Nurses Day on May 6, and include National Student Nurse Day on May 8th and International Nurses [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Characteristics of a Good Nurse Leader

If you’re currently working as a RN, you may be looked on as a leader by your colleagues, patients and their families. Whatever your aspirations in nursing, you can make an even stronger, positive contribution to the profession by developing effective leadership skills. Leadership in nursing is primarily about making decisions, delegating appropriately, resolving conflict [...]

By | April 28th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Did You Know?

The field of nursing never stops improving and evolving, which is one reason nurses are called on to continually accept more responsibilities for the lives in their care. Here are just a few of the major trends nurses are working through in 2016. Preventive and Integrative Healthcare. Employee wellness programs are increasing in number and [...]

By | April 19th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Critical Care Nursing

Critical care nurses are required to treat patients facing a wide range of health issues from cardiac issues, traumas, respiratory failure and brain injuries. For those considering this area of medicine here are a few things to think about before deciding. Are you inquisitive? Do you enjoy learning about and using new technologies? Critical care [...]

By | April 12th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Nurses Stories

At Barco’s Nightingales Foundation, we are proud to salute nurses and nursing students across the globe.  Because nurses’ stories are rarely told, each month we feature the personal stories of men and women in the nursing field.  We share their daily struggles and successes and their unconditional commitment to their profession and their patients. In [...]

By | April 7th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Q&A with Nancy Lee, Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President, Patient Care Services at Stanford Hospital and Clinics

We read this interview in the Stanford University Nursing News Quarterly  and wanted to share it in the hopes that it inspires you and those you know to embrace the profession of nursing. ~Michael and Frida Donner Q. What called to you about the nursing profession/what was it that had you choose this career? A. [...]

By | March 31st, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Meet the Newest Members of our Advisory Board

Barco’s Nightingales Foundation depends upon a diverse group of dedicated professionals who serve on our Advisory Board. These individuals share their guidance and life experiences enabling us to remain focused on our mission. We would like to introduce you to the newest members of the esteemed group. Mike Dowling, senior vice president manager at City [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Nurses Advisory Council Profile: Sherry Kwater

Sherry Kwater is the chief nursing officer for Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Penn. She is also a member of the Barco’s Nightingales Foundation Nurses Advisory Council. Sherry was appointed as chief nursing officer in January 2012, having joined the staff of the medical center in August of 2010. Sherry has [...]

By | March 16th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments