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.

An Open Letter to the Public on Nurses

I have been a nurse for over 40 years.  I have witnessed many changes in the profession.  One of the changes that is very welcome is the general public’s perception of nurses. When I entered [...]

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments

Dear 1st Year Nursing Students

Congratulations! You are one step closer to a dynamic and rewarding career in nursing. As you continue to embark on what will no doubt be a rigorous path, be proud that you have been chosen [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments

The Letters Campaign: Why Should You Care About Nurses?

People have many preconceived notions of nursing, but what is a nurse? We are so many things. We are professionals, we are leaders, and we are highly educated and credentialed. We care for more than [...]

By | July 14th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments

The Letters Campaign: Presence

Dear new student, As you enter your first semester of nursing school, your head is going to spin. You will hear all sorts of advice and tips that may work for you to lead you [...]

By | July 12th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments

To the Aspiring Nurse

To the Aspiring Nurse, I am so glad that you chose nursing as a profession, as it is something I am incredibly passionate about, and something I hold close to my heart. Nursing is a [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments

An Open Letter to the Public: What Is Nursing?

At Barco's Nightingales Foundation, we recently conducted the Letters Campaign, part of our advocacy on behalf of nurses and the profession of nursing. The program offers encouragement, support and wisdom to first year nursing students [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments