Florence Nightingale was an English nurse who first came to prominence for her pioneering work during the Crimean War where she tended to wounded soldiers. She later laid the foundation for the modern nursing profession through the establishment of the world’s first secular nursing school at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London. International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world each year on her birthday.
The Michigan Nurses Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Florence Nightingale Society as a means of honoring those individuals who have generously and consistently provided the means by which the Foundation may continue and expand its three-part mission:
* To provide scholarship assistance for aspiring nurses
* To assist those nurses who are recovering from alcoholism and addiction
* To assist nursing researchers assess and improve nursing practice and outcomes
Membership in the Florence Nightingale Society is given to financial supporters of the Michigan Nurses Foundation upon reaching the following thresholds for donations during their lifetimes:
Leader: In recognition of at least $5,000 in cumulative donations to the Michigan Nurses Foundation
Benefactor: In recognition of at least $2,500 in cumulative donations to the Michigan Nurses Foundation
Member: In recognition of at least $1,000 in cumulative donations to the Michigan Nurses Foundation
Members of the Florence Nightingale Society will be recognized by having their names displayed at the appropriate membership level on a plaque that will be permanently displayed at the headquarters of the Michigan Nurses Association.
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