More than 25 years ago, the name "Friends of Nursing" was adopted by an academic, community Magnet(®) hospital to signify a model for community support of nursing. From inception, the intent was to recruit philanthropic dollars to promote recognition of and excellence in nursing practice, education, and research. Although philanthropy in health care settings is common, what is unique about this program is the long-standing, dedicated conceptual framework for nursing philanthropy and the very significant number of philanthropic dollars from literally thousands of donors to support a diverse range of activities to affect and advance the professional excellence of nurses and the quality of patient care. This model has been successfully replicated within a wide variety of other health care organizations and nursing services throughout the United States and abroad.
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Hitchings, K. S., Capuano, T. A., & Herzog, M. E. (2012). Friends of nursing: a community of caring to promote excellence in nursing practice, education, and research. Journal Of Continuing Education In Nursing, 43(5), 211-217. doi:10.3928/00220124-20120201-27.
Health and Medical Administration | Medical Education | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Administration and Leadership, Patient Care Services / Nursing