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It takes a special person to become a nurse. In a sense, nursing is a calling, a way of life. It is appropriate that nurses are honored not only during their career, but also at the end of their life’s journey.
Beginning in 2009, the Missouri Nurses Foundation has implemented the Nightingale Tribute to be used as a remembrance, honoring a loved one’s service to the nursing profession.
The Nightingale Tribute is intended to be presented by a nursing colleague or friend and scheduled as part of the funeral service in collaboration with the family, funeral home and place of worship as appropriate. The entire tribute takes only two minutes and can be placed anywhere in the service appropriate to the traditions and beliefs of the recipient’s faith.
Memorial Contributions may be suggested in care of the Missouri Nurses Foundation to further the professional practice of nursing through educational offerings and opportunities.