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2012 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

  • Elsie Sue Balint
  • Pauline Ruth Beck
  • Clara Elfrieda Beer
  • Kerry Bramwell
  • Louise Teresa Broyles
  • Barbara Burnham
  • Anne Cipparone
  • Jean Cotterell
  • Ila Cronen
  • Carla Dailey-Goodnight
  • Claire Donme
  • Rita M. Donnelly
  • Harriet W. Douglas
  • Ruth Duff
  • Jean D. Dunlop
  • Marcus Elliott
  • Vonnie Erb
  • Deborah Sue Euren-Graunke
  • Eileen Evans
  • Carol Ann Franklin
  • Patricia Fullenwider
  • Erin Gangle
  • Mike Gardener
  • Thelma Swinson Gilman
  • Holli Greene-Gordon
  • Jeannette Hamby
  • Ann Hampton
  • Ledora Ann Hampton
  • Marla Kay Harris
  • Pamela Lynn Harris
  • Dr. Marsha Heims
  • Sister Catherine Hellrran
  • Rockey Hinshaw
  • Sandi Holland
  • Jean Holroyd
  • Cathy Howard
  • Deborah Hughes
  • Marge Humel
  • Margaret Louise Kehoe
  • Shirley Kieksee
  • Edith Knpalek
  • Jacqueline‘Lynn’ Lee- Bonney
  • Alvine G. Larson
  • Darleen Loprinzi
  • Helen Lucero
  • Laura Mason
  • Margaret Rose McCreedy
  • Loa McElligott
  • Mary Lorraine Meagher
  • Elise Ruth Meyer
  • Joy Micgloiu
  • Christy Miethe
  • Nancy Moore
  • Heidi Elizabeth Moore-Angell
  • Ruth Helen Mulkey
  • Helen Murray
  • Tanya Nauman
  • Nanette Cary Nesbitt-Clapper
  • Marilyn Olsiewski
  • Vivian Carmen Pedersen
  • Leah Van Pelt
  • Millie Philippi
  • Robert Prahl
  • Nancy Reynolds
  • Lorraine Carol Rickey
  • Sandra Riley-Holland
  • Lorraine Rodey
  • Bertha Lubet Rose
  • Doris Arlene Schimmel
  • Paula Stephensen
  • Eunice Tanner
  • Brandy Tippet
  • Leila Tolleson
  • Loleta Vogt
  • Michelle Wallace
  • Anita Hulda Warner
  • Kathryn Weir
  • Heidi Zelinski

You can download a pdf of the tribute by clicking here

They Were There

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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