Photography Credit: Chuck Deckert


A 19th century humanitarian, author, statistician, researcher, nurse and visionary, as she shows you a new way to think about healthcare — from the way you thought it was, to the way it may become. And when you peer with her into the future, Florence will shine her light on how you can expect to survive and thrive in healthcare.

This character portrayal, presented by Dr. Candy Campbell, and customized for your group, provides a thought-provoking, fun, and poignant exploration of our current state of health consciousness. Florence also interacts with your audience to answer questions and share her secrets to help you change your future. Your attendees will be shown the ONE key behavior that will change an attitude of overworked and under appreciated to happy and productive.

Like all successful Chautauqua scholars, Candy is incredibly knowledgeable about her character. What sets her apart is her background in theater and education. She has a stage presence that makes her character come alive in a way most Chautauqua style performances don’t.  It was more than a monologue, it was a story of Florence Nightingale’s calling to become a nurse, her struggles to become a nurse, and her triumphs in the field of nursing seamlessly woven together …

Candy’s use of voices, humor, music, and full stage movement provided a truly captivating and authentic performance…Her depiction of Nightingale to make connections between Florence Nightingale’s time and our current healthcare system that otherwise wouldn’t be possible, and as a result, her performance was more relevant than most.  We would highly recommend Candy Campbell to any organization looking to engage lovers of history and honor nurses in their community.

~Sarah Schaefer, Director of Education, Museum on Main, Pleasanton, CA.”

We’ve never seen a better one-person performance. Now there are some comedians such as Colin Quinn, Martin Short, Steven Wright, Jerry Seinfeld whom I’ve seen do hour long stand up shows that are also amazing. Hal Holbrook was pretty good in his Mark Twain. But for dramatic presentation, with humorous touches, Candy really has the great act. Florence Nightingale was, up until now, not a subject of particular interest to me. Just some historical figure. Well, no more! Now’s she someone I’m thrilled to have met! Candy’s performance as Florence was so entertaining, so theatrically finessed, that learning the actually fascinating history was simply an unavoidable side-effect. The framing device of the Archangel Michael time-transporting her to our day, the first person narrative shifting to three-way dialogs of Florence and her mother and father, or retorts from the Army surgeon, or, twirling on stage, remembering her teenage calling to become a nurse against the convention of her privileged family, an occasional song fragment at which Ms. Campbell is amazingly gifted, all of this conveyed a whole life in the liveliest of ways. This was a spectacular performance. We’d like to see Candy LIVE, maybe on tour, or preferably on Broadway!

~Ken Hantman Co Founder at R3Results.”


CONVERSATIONS With Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale
“On Motivation To Change”

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale
“Christian Mystic”

Florence Nightingale
“What is a Good Nurse?”

Florence Nightingale
“Nurses as Leaders”

Florence Nightingale
“The Innovator”

Florence Nightingale
“Bullying Nurses”














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“Candy Campbell’s book is an inspiring read for nurses. Campbell skillfully reminds nurses of their Nightingale legacy. She takes a deep dive into nurse’s challenges in the fast-paced, chaotic healthcare arena. She shows nurses how to find their voice and identify their power and soul’s purpose in serving others.” ~ Barbara Dossey, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

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