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.

Camp Happens Because of Volunteers and Donors

Megan found Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times in the summer after her freshman year of college. With a history of volunteering and no plans, Megan applied to become a volunteer camp counselor. She went [...]

Volunteer at Camp – Nursing & More!!

Barco’s Nightingales Foundation is a proud partner of Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, affectionately known as Camp. We have often shared our experiences of visiting Camp and of the dedicated nurse volunteers who give [...]

Mary Breckinridge & the Frontier Nursing Service

Mary Breckinridge established the Frontier Nursing Service in 1925 as a private charitable organization serving an area of about 700 square miles in southeastern Kentucky. Born in 1881 to an influential Kentucky family, Mary was [...]

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments

Hands Repairing Hands

From our partners at ReSurge International... Have you ever sprained a wrist or jammed a couple of fingers in a door?  If so, remember how painful it was to try and use that hand?  Actually, [...]

By | June 21st, 2016|Categories: ReSurge International Support|0 Comments

Happy Father's Day

All of us at Barco’s Nightingales Foundation salute fathers around the world.  We wish you all a wonderful Father’s Day spent with your loving families.  And a very special Father’s Day wish for safety and [...]

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: Words from the Heart|0 Comments

Congratulations to the Nursing Class of 2016

Congratulations! All your hard work and dedication has paid off and you are ready to embark on an exciting career in nursing, the world's the most respected profession.  Our Nurses Advisory Board has assembled some [...]

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