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2014 Nightingale Tribute

Nursing is a calling, a way of life. Nursing is a service profession and is not lived in isolation. Nurses rely on each other because our connections have a synergistic effect on our individual and collective practices; our connections enable us to help each other as we deliver care, teach, conduct research, provide leadership, and live in our communities. It is appropriate that we honor our colleagues not only during their careers, but also at the end of their life.

Today, we honor the lives of these nurses not by the number of years, or the place of their practice, but in the often unwitnessed difference that they made during those years.

Colleagues and Friends Lost Over the Past Year

  • Alberta Dahl
  • Betty Johnson
  • Carole Roby
  • Charleen Choruby
  • Charlotte Wright
  • Cleo Vik
  • Debra Flynn
  • Dee Stormberg
  • Dianna Ramsey
  • Dorothy Melvin
  • Dorothy Simonsen
  • Dorothy Turner
  • Elaine Marcky
  • Elizabeth "Betty" Maire
  • Emma Potampa
  • Frances Keaton
  • Frances Stockton
  • Greta Breithoff
  • Helen C. "Kristi" Cooper
  • Helen Knowlton
  • Helen Ralston
  • James Petty
  • Jane Hoe Baumgart
  • Jane Gower
  • Janet Landsberg
  • Jean Coburn
  • Jeanne Mary Greaves
  • Jill Tharp
  • Joyce Ann Johnson Kutschara
  • Judy Klinzing LPN
  • June B. James
  • Karen Dawn Losinski
  • Kathryn Roy
  • Kathy Weldon
  • Leah Adele Huffman Taylor
  • Leah Rose
  • Lois Laing
  • Lynn Christie
  • Mabel Kunkel
  • Maggie Herbage
  • Marcella Olsen
  • Marlene Farrell
  • Martha Schneidmiller
  • Mary Nicholson
  • Mary Ellen Marling
  • Mary Elizabeth Shepherd
  • Mildred K. Halle
  • Nancy Puttman
  • Patricia Mitchell
  • Patricia Stewart
  • Peggy Benedict
  • RoseMarie Ward
  • Ruth Ella Brasuell
  • Ruth Wagner
  • Sally Quinn
  • Sarah Linehan
  • Captain Scott Wisehearh
  • Scott Wiseheart
  • Shelly Wilson, RN
  • Sue Riley
  • Susan Drew
  • Virginia Schmidt
  • Virginia Sharp

They Were There

2014 Nightingale Tribute

For those who provided direct patient care:

When a calming, quiet presence was all that was needed, they were there.
In the excitement and miracle of birth or in the mystery and loss of life, they were there.
When a silent glance uplifted a patient, family member or friend; they were there.
To witness humanity - its beauty, in good times and bad, without judgment, they were there.

For those who have been our teachers:

When a doorway to new knowledge was opened, they were there.
When the pride of new expertise was developed and used, they were there.

For those who provided leadership:

When a vision and pathway to a new action, position, or statement in our state were needed, they were there.
When confronting our weaknesses and converting them to strengths was needed, they were there.

For those who have been our researchers:

When problems of our practice, system, and education existed, they were there to conduct studies which provided insight, unearthed new knowledge.

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