Be the change you want to see in the world. ~ Ghandi

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sarah David -- NURSES for EDNA



Born and raised in California Sarah David’s first degree was in Early Childhood Development from San Jose University. After a year in teaching preschool she realized she needed more of a challenge. She moved to New York City to attend NYU and completed her BSN through an accelerated track in ----. She is committed to lifelong learning and her long term education goals include obtaining a Master’s in Public Health and a doctorate degree in nursing.
She has volunteered in several different settings fulfilling various tasks and taking on new roles. From soup kitchen server for the homeless, to leading sexual health group sessions for Liberian female adolescents, to conducting home health visits for new mother’s, Sarah found her passion: providing nursing care for populations in need. This passion took her to serve in the Dominican Republic teaching English in the rural town of Montecristi and to Freetown, Sierra Leone where she focused on maternal health in the city’s maternity hospital.
Currently she lives in New York City and works in the Emergency Department in the Bronx, NY. This challenging work atmosphere has taught her to multi-task, prioritize and think critically on her feet. Sarah loves working in a fast paced environment that serves the needs of a diverse population - consisting largely of non-English speaking patients, undocumented individuals, and families living at or below the poverty line.
Her immediate career goals include becoming a Travel Nurse. This will allow her to experience not only different areas of nursing, but living in different parts of the United States as well. It also will provide the work schedule flexible she needs to allow time for her passion: international volunteering. Long term, Sarah plans to take her career into working long term in sustainable, humanitarian programs, at the global level.
Sarah feels it is a privilege to be involved with this first partnership with The Edna Adan Maternity Hospital and fully expects it will be the beginning of a long term relationship. She appreciates the generous support from The Barcos Nightingales Foundation. With great conviction Sarah says, “All the nurses involved are really strong women. It's an honor to work alongside such passionate nurses. One Nurse At A Time and Nurses for Edna have shown me what amazing things can happen when ambitious women join forces and work towards something they believe in.” 

The first Nurses for Edna is being assisted by the generous support of Barcos Nightingale’s Foundation as well as many others. 

Barco’s Nightingales Foundation, operating as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded by Michael and Frida Donner on behalf of Barco Uniforms. The Foundation serves to advance the nursing profession and honor those women and men who devote their lives to serving others through nursing. The Foundation supports the vitality and courageous heart of nursing, while dedicating itself to honoring the spirit of those women and men who choose nursing by focusing its philanthropic efforts on helping to mend lives. For information, follow us on Facebook, contact Barco’s Nightingales Foundation headquarters at 310.719.2108 or email info@barcosnightingales.org