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.

When A Disaster Calls, Nurses Answer

We have all been watching the devastating aftermath of the widespread flooding in Louisiana the past few weeks. Our hearts and prayers go out to all those who are affected and to all those who [...]

By | September 8th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments

The Life of a School Nurse

Nurses have been part of the school setting since the late 1800’s when they provided student inspections to identify those with communicable diseases who needed treatment. The primary role of a school nurse is to [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Words from the Heart|0 Comments

Our Philosophy About Water…

Barco’s Nightingales Foundation is proud to be part of an international group of organizations raising funds, promoting and implementing programs to bring clean, fresh, safe water to people in desperate need. As you are aware, [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|Categories: Haiti|0 Comments

I Knew I’d Made a Difference When…..

We are delighted to share this essay written a few years ago by our newest Advisory Board Member, Barbara E. Britt, RN, MSN. ~Michael and Frida Donner Nursing takes some strange paths, there’s just no [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times Support|0 Comments

J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez Joins Advisory Board

 We are delighted to introduce J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez, the newest member of our Advisory Board. J.C. brings tremendous business and philanthropic experience to Barco's Nightingales Foundation and will be a valuable asset as we continue to [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|Categories: Words from the Heart|0 Comments

The Many Hats of Nursing

We love this letter from our Letters Campaign because it focuses on the diverse opportunities in nursing, and reminds us that nurses all share one common priority: us. ~Michael and Frida Donner Dear Future Patients, [...]

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments