“Candy Campbell’s Channeling Florence Nightingale: Integrity, Insight, Innovation is an inspiring read for nurses. Campbell skillfully reminds nurses of their Nightingale legacy. She takes a deep dive into nurses’ 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.

We are also reminded to always be mindful that life and breath are found in the eternal wellsprings of steadfast love and compassion. May we as nurses and concerned citizens perpetually carry the lamps of hope—the light of life, and the beacon of health into the entire world—so that hope and healing remain our witness and legacy.”

-Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, FAAN,

author, of Florence Nightingale Today: Healing, Leadership, Global Action


“Timeless! Relevant! Kudos to Candy Campbell for bringing our Nightingale legacy home to us intriguing ways!”

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-Deva-Marie Beck, PhD, RN,

International Co-Director,Nightingale Initiative for Global Health. 


“Candy Campbell has done an incredible job of putting herself into the mind, heart, and soul of Florence Nightingale – and thus into the profession of nursing.

Channeling Florence Nightingale is brilliant – intelligent, creative, and highly relevant to the world of healthcare today. We need to re-spark the spirit of Florence and by channeling her spirit, Campbell is helping to do that.”

-Joe Tye, author of

The Florence Prescription:

From Accountability to Ownership



This is a wonderful book; I loved it. I especially loved how the author found her calling to be a nurse – as a stewardess when everyone vomited. I felt I was right there – visualizing all the scenes, and an integral part of them.

This book a must read for Nurses Day and everyday.”

-Sharon M Weinstein, MS, RN, CRNI, FACW, FAAN, CSP, STTI’s 2015, 1st place Award Winning Author, B is for Balance.


“The author, having been both a professional nurse and a professional actor, deftly uses Nightingale’s own words to bring nursing history alive. Her unique perspective on Nightingale helps to make this book an excellent teaching tool for nurse educators who seek to convince students of the relevance of nursing history to their own experiences as professional nurses. Nightingale’s story, in addition, can be empowering to young women, and motivate them to stretch their perceived limits.”

-Judith M. Wilkinson, PhD, ARNP, award-winning author of Fundamentals of Nursing; Basic Nursing; Nursing Process; and Critical Thinking


“Reading Candy Campbell’s book is a fascinating and empowering adventure. Her portrayal of Florence Nightingale is ingenious and her message to nurses, inspiring!”

-Beth Boynton, MS, RN,

author of Successful Nurse Communication: Safe Care, Healthy Workplaces, & Rewarding Careers.

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“What a wonderfully creative blend of history, innovation and reflection. In Channeling Florence Nightingale, Candy beautifully balances education with entertainment. Without giving away the plot, I can tell you that this account of Florence’s life is like none other ever written before. I admire the author’s attention to detail and pride in the nursing profession. The introspection woven into the book and the personal report of Nightingale’s life certainly has me feeling fond of this nursing hero.”

-Elizabeth Scala, MSN, MBA, RN,

bestselling author of Nursing from Within


“Candy Campbell’s latest book is the perfect marriage between a historical perspective on Florence Nightingale’s massive influence and the zeitgeist of 21st-century nursing.

Ms. Campbell weaves a narrative that allows Nightingale’s voice to believably emerge, while also inviting the contemporary reader to respond to Nightingale through Campbell’s reflections on her own career as a nurse.

Channeling Florence Nightingale provides keen insight, delightful literary entertainment, and a new perspective on the power of Nightingale’s legacy. Ms. Campbell provides formidable contribution to our understanding of this towering historical figure.

Candy Campbell offers a true gift to the nursing profession, a gift we should accept with deeply grateful relish.”

-Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC

Author of Savvy Networking For Nurses:Getting Connected and Staying Connected in the 21st Century


Like Nightingale, Candy Campbell also had the calling, to be a nurse. She also had the calling to be an entertainer, with that addicting desire to touch others’ lives through performance. Lucky for us!

This author could actually BE the Florence Nightingale of this generation. Her writing and story telling is brilliant. I’ve seen the performance; you feel that you’re actually in a session with Florence Nightingale! It’s an epic tribute to a true hero.”

-Chris Hennessy, filmmaker, motivational speaker, creator of Touched by Hannah.

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