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Nightingale Tribute

Recognizing Our Fallen Heroes


Nightingale Tribute 2021

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.

The Nightingale Tribute was designed and developed by the Kansas State Nurses Association in 2003 to be used to honor deceased nurses. Any part or all of The Nightingale Tribute may be used; modifications to the reading and script are encouraged. To access the original Kansas State Nurses Association brochure, click here. “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.


The PDF is up to date as of June 2021.

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