Nightingale Tribute

Nursing is a calling, a lifestyle, a way of living. Nurses at the 2021 Convention wish to honor those nurses who no longer are with us and their life as nurses.

They are not remembered by their years as a nurse, but by the difference they made during those years by stepping into people's special moments.


They Were There

When a calming quiet, presence 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 could uplift a patient, family member, or friend.
They were there.

At those times when the unexplainable needs to be explained.
They were there.

When the situation demanded a swift foot and sharp mind.
They were there.

When a gentle touch, a firm push, or an encouraging word was needed. 
They were there.

In choosing the best one from a family's "Thank You" box of chocolates.
They were there.

To witness humanity-its beauty, in good times and bad without judgment.
They were there.

And now, that it is time to be on the Greater One's side.
They are there.
District Three
Patricia Flamino
Lena Kovalan
Joann Lisk
Roseann Pastore

District Eight
Joylynn Daniels
Mary Joan Huber
Susan Sibert

District Ten
Rosa Lee Weinert
Doreen Ann White

District Twelve
Lorela Christman
Deborah Coleman
June Creek
David Edward
Lynnette Halstead
Jane Heffernan
Barbara Laing
Gretchen Mary Sue Nicole
Joseph Ohakim
Cheryl Patzer
Eleanor Ruth Powers
Phyllis Scheiderer
Carole Shaw
Linda Skuller Waltman

District Sixteen
Laura Fox

District Thirty-Three
Mary Ann King

District Thirty-Four
Mark Whitehurst

District Thirty-Five
Ann Cain

District Thirty-Seven
Shirley Gaughan-Wilson