Nursing Honor Guard

BVRMC Nursing Honor Guard looking for Blue Capes

In the early 1900s, capes were worn by nurses to provide warmth on the job and served as a way to display nursing rank. The nursing cape symbolizes the goal of the nurse, which is to provide “service to those in need” and was handed out to graduating nurses until the 1980s. Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Foundation is sponsoring a […]

Nursing Honor Guard

Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Foundation is sponsoring a Nursing Honor Guard, a program where volunteer nurses attend the funeral of nurses who have dedicated their life to the profession. The local group is being organized by Amanda Thompson, RN, who works in BVRMC’s First Embrace Obstetrics Department. “There is a program in Fort Dodge and I really wanted to bring […]