Channeling Florence Nightingale:
Just listen to the news; it is the best of times and the worst of times for public health today. What would it be like, if that brilliant icon of the nursing profession and population health, the first female statistician, humanitarian, social scientist, researcher, author, champion for veterans, women’s rights, and the disadvantaged poor, Florence Nightingale, could appear and chat with you now? Can you imagine how she would react to modern life and the state of population health?
If Miss Nightingale spoke to your healthcare, veterans, women’s organization, or school, what she would she say to your group?
This book has two parallel tracks: the script of Campbell's solo show and personal perspectives from her 30+ years in the nursing profession, inspired by Nightingale.
“Candy Campbell’s Channeling Florence Nightingale: Integrity, Insight, Innovation is an inspiring read for nurses. Campbell skillfully reminds nurses of their Nightingale legacy. She takes a deep dive into nurses’ challenges in the fast-paced, chaotic healthcare arena. She shows nurses how to find their voice and identify their power and soul’s purpose in serving others.
We are also reminded to always be mindful that life and breath are found in the eternal wellsprings of steadfast love and compassion. May we as nurses and concerned citizens perpetually carry the lamps of hope—the light of life, and the beacon of health into the entire world—so that hope and healing remain our witness and legacy.”
INTEGRITY, INSIGHT, INNOVATION
“The author, having been both a professional nurse and a professional actor, deftly uses Nightingale’s own words to bring nursing history alive. Her unique perspective on Nightingale helps to make this book an excellent teaching tool for nurse educators who seek to convince students of the relevance of nursing history to their own experiences as professional nurses. Nightingale’s story, in addition, can be empowering to young women, and motivate them to stretch their perceived limits.”
-Judith M. Wilkinson, PhD, ARNP, award-winning author of Fundamentals of Nursing; Basic Nursing; Nursing Process; and Critical Thinking