Celebrating Nightingale 2020 Bicentenary

Florence Nightingale 200 years

Nursing Week – May 11-17, 2020 

This is truly a celebration of Nurses at this time and we should praise and support each other. May 12th is Nightingale’s birthday and there are articles and praises coming in to acknowledge Nightingale. Though many activities have been postponed it is hopeful to extend throughout the year.


Planning Meeting – May 13, 2020

With broader group – nurses from Ohio, California and Ontario area – was held in Toronto via Zoom with Lynn chairing.  Good meeting! 

Minutes and highlights to follow.

Upcoming Events

Quo Vadis Luncheon – Sept. 12, 2020

Luncheon with Lynn McDonald speaking. 


Nightingale Gala In Ottawa – Oct. 1, 2020

Sponsored by Canadian Nurses Foundation

In Collaboration with Dr. Lynn McDonald Professor Emerita

Lynn is an author of several books on Nightingale-most recently; Florence Nightingale, Nursing, and Health Care Today and the Collected Works of Nightingale. She is also a climate activist, prison reformer and former Member of Parliament. You can connect with her for more information on Nightingale in Backgrounders at www.nightingalesociety.com. She is cofounder and current chair of The Nightingale Society and has been a great support and inspiration to us throughout the last year. We do connect with her and other nursing colleagues from California and Ohio on a regular basis- sharing ideas on how best to recognize and promote Nightingale.


Florence Nighingale 2020 @ Ontario Nurses Association (ONA) Biennial with Anne Clark and Cathryn Hoy:

Stay Tuned For Updates To This Website

We are continually updating this website so please visit often.

We hope to receive articles from members who have perhaps been influenced by Nightingale, or have comments in general about nursing and what inspires you, and they will be considered for use on our Website.

We would love to share your stories or comments about our website.

For More Information Contact:

Anne Clark RN

Carolyn Edgar RN

Cristina Buco RN

Eleanor Adarna RN