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Nightingale Tribute

In recognition of ANA's Annual Tribute and the World Health Organization's Day of Remembrance


Nightingale Tribute

The Nightingale Tribute is ANA's annual recognition of fallen nurses. Nurses highlighted in blue represent those fallen due to COVID-19 during the pandemic. These names were collected from reports in various media outlets and other tracking sources.

We honor and remember the remarkable nurses who have made the ultimate sacrifice due to COVID-19. We extend our depeest condolences to the families, friends, colleagues and communities mourning the fallen.


The Nightingale Tribute was designed and developed by the Kansas State Nurses Association in 2003 to be used ot honor deceased nurses. Any part or all of The Nightingale Tribute may be used; modifications to the reading and script are encouraged. "She Was There" is copyrighted by Duane Jaeger, RN, MSN as published in this brochure. Individuals using this poem as part of a memorial service are permitted to change the pronoun to make it gender appropriate.

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