Join us in Recognizing and Celebrating Nurses!
The Return of the Nightingale™ Project is inspired to support nurses – our Nightingales – as they embody and express their unique attributes in everyday practice. Through this project, we are committed to generate resources that strengthen nurse attributes in the nursing practice, culture, and leadership. Every nurse should feel appreciated and acknowledged for invaluable contributions they make every day in the lives of their families, friends, and communities around the world.
- Illustrate qualities that make nurses who they are, and provide ways for people to recognize nurses and the value of their work.
- Educate nurses in ways to nurture attributes they embody, and to build a culture around them.
- Appreciate nurses for their distinctive characteristics and their work, and create resources for nursing scholarships, research, and nurse-run clinics.
Artifacts reflect images, symbols, and attributes of nurses and the nursing profession. Fourteen beautifully engraved coins, nurse attribute prayer beads, nursing songs/poems and other forms of artistic expression honor the heritage of nursing and acknowledge nursing attributes . Use these symbolic works as tokens of appreciation to honor and celebrate nurses and the profession of nursing.
Educational materials foster identifying, developing, and researching the attributes nurses embody. Exploratory dialogue templates for student nurses, practicing nurses, and nurse leadership focus on recognition, examination, and validation of nurse attributes. Use our e-books , ceremonies , and templates to develop attributes in daily practice.