Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Jennie Maddra Fleshood


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Marilyn Hobbs McAtee


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Donna Maddox


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Judy Tincher Monaco


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Lisa Fournace


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Rebekah Nesbitt


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Beverly Byram


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Frances McGaughy Edwards


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Mary Gresham Buchanan Barr


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Charlotte Richardson Norwood


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Kathleen L. Wolff and Sharron Stewart Burch


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Margaret Kuehnle Fulton


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Suzanne Hopkins Blievernicht


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Linda Schlesinger Mabry


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Kathleen Smith Lewis


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Amanda Taylor Pendley


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Judith B. Collins


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Marilyn Bache Chassie Sonnenberg


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Sharon Adkins


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Lydia Luttrell Grubb


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Maxine Arnold Dalton


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Marceleen Rodes Alford


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Sue Wilson


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Karen L. Starr


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Sally Yeagley


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Marti Mueller Daniel


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Mary Jo Reimer


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Dianne Horton Wood


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Joan Crosland Chapman Sughrue


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Brooke Faught


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Sally Reinhart Crowe


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Ginger Trundle Manley


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Virginia M. George


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Carol Dixon


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Krista Harmon Koleas


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Linda Scott Herzfeld


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Carol A. Etherington


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Susan Kaburu


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Cynthia Fielder Diamond


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Myra Wilson Willey


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Louise Colln


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Barbara Siddens Vinson


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Ellen E. McGeady


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Sara Jeanne Wells


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Diane Carlson Evans


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Poppy Pickering Buchanan


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Libby Dayani


Adopted by TNAP Contributor: Patricia Vuleta Spence Benn

Welcome to the web site of The Nurses’ Apron Partnership (TNAP), a grassroots group of American nurses and their friends. From our founding in 2006 until the end of 2012, TNAP partnered with Burning Bush, Inc., a non-profit microlending organization supporting community development initiatives in Central Kenya, to fund advanced training and education for Kenyan nurses who owned their own practices and worked independent of government agencies. To read the inspirational story of Jocelyn Macharia, the first nurse to benefit from TNAP’s efforts, click here

When Burning Bush, Inc., decided to end its mission, we rejoiced with them at the truly remarkable changes that had occurred during our partnership. Should further income from the sale of this book or from contributions accrue, these resources will be given to a scholarship funding global nursing education.

We invite you to explore this website and learn more about how a collection of vintage kitchen aprons from Tennessee sparked an idea that inspired 50 RN friends and colleagues to form The Nurses’ Apron Partnership.

Our book, Gotcha Covered: a Legacy of Service and Protection, was published September 8, 2009 to rave reviews and our launch party was Oct. 24, 2009. Information about purchasing is available here and in the box to the right of this article.

TNAP HALL OF FAME
These nurses have been honored through contributions to Burning Bush, Inc., made in honor or in memory of each nurse’s legacy of service and protection.

  • 3/18/2009 Jocelyn Macharia, RN
  • 4/09/2009 Frances McGaughy Edwards RN
  • 4/29/2009 Bonnie S. Johnson, R.N.
  • 4/29/2009 Bridgett L. Heil, R.N.
  • 5/1/2009 DeDe Rissmiller, R.N. (memorial)
  • 5/1/2009 Ginger Trundle Manley RN
  • 5/1/2009 VUSN Class of 1966
  • 5/1/2009 Diane Carlson Evans, RN
  • 5/1/2009 Judith B. Collins, RN
  • 5/1/2009 Jan Parker, RN
  • 5/1/2009 Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses, Greensboro, NC, Hendersonville,NC, and Atlanta, GA
  • 7/8/2009 Suzanne Blievernicht, RN
  • 9/14/2009 Andre “Rip” Corley, RN (memorial)
  • 9/14/2009 Myrphil Turnbull, RN
  • 11/6/2009 Minnie Lawrence Caudle Strong, RN (memorial)
  • 10/1/2011 Sally Reinhart Crowe, RN VUSN 1966
  • 5/1/2012 Judy Tincher Monaco, RN; Marti Mueller Daniel, RN; Cindy Fielder Diamond, RN; Elaine Harrell McConnaughhay, RN; Linda Schlesinger Mabry, RN; Jerry Vaughn Kline, RN