The Nightingale Tribute was developed by the Kansas Nursing Association in 2003 for recently departed nurses. The following document contains the instructions for the beautiful service along with a poem, “She Was There.” It is encouraged to adapt the service and wording of the poem to fit the nurse being honored. Please click here for the Nightingale Tribute Pamphlet


Florence Nightingale

Make a Donation

As part of the Nightingale Tribute, you may wish to make a donation on behalf of the departed nurse to the Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin. The foundation uses the donations to support nursing education and research and enhance nursing’s impact on health care.

You may share the following links with those who wish to submit a nurse’s name and/or donate to NFW

Nightingale Tribute Names:

The following names are listed in alphabetical order.

Recognition – 2023 Nightingale Tribute

Mary Jo Canar

Isabel Davis

Alexander Busko

Ruth (Bartelt) Hess

Jackie Hittman

Heidi Hoehnen

Roxana Huebsher

Robin Iabeots

Kathryn Johnson

Cheryl Koehler

Laverne Ness

Teresa Stiff

Peter Strube

Emily Woldt

Recognition – 2022 Nightingale Tribute

Michelle Chiaro

Gabriel Cotto

Marcella Dietzman

Kathryn Johnson

Judith Krolikowski

Janice LaDue

Jean Lange

Mary Lindner

Nancy Maynard

Patricia Jane McKendry

Joyce J. Milosch

Bonnie Nagler

Mary Nick

Johannah Pascoe

Aleyamma Thomas

Janet Weaver

Cheryl Weber

Natalie Witte

Please click here for a list of Fallen Nurses from 2021 and Earlier