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“Florence Nightingale Live!” Fundraiser For Onstage Theatre

June 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“I refer to the profession of nursing as ‘theatre of the real,'” says Dr. Candy Campbell, DNP, RN, CNL, FNAP, who leads a ‘double-life’ as an professional actor and a professor of nursing at University of San Francisco.
Dr. Candy Campbell performs her third one woman show “FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE LIVE!” for a two-night fundraiser benefiting Onstage Theatre, June 17 and 18, at 8 p.m.
“The show has been very well received,” said Campbell, who emphasized that audiences of all professions and ages enjoy the performance. “Nurses tell me that this show reminds them why they chose their career. Audiences comment how surprising it is to learn the work Nightingale accomplished as a semi-invalid for the last 50 years of her life. Some are surprised that she had such a wit, as though you can’t be smart and funny, too?” Campbell said she often wonders: “What would Nightingale say about healthcare in bygone days and the future?”
Campbell’s depth of nursing experience was influenced by Nightingale’s accomplishments. When she’s not performing, Dr. Campbell is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of San Francisco. Her healthcare career began as a flight attendant, when 124 people vomited in unison. As a new nurse, she worked in Behavioral Health, with Vietnam Vets at the VA Hospital in Southern California. Campbell began her clinical practice as a neonatal nurse in 1989, receiving her Neonatal Certificate and specialty training at Loma Linda University Medical Center, where she gained experience working in the NICU with heart transplant cases. She has also worked as an RN in Labor and Delivery, ER, ICU, CCU.
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE performs June 17 and 18, 2016 at the Martinez Campbell Theatre, 636 Ward St. in Martinez. Tickets at the door are $20 and may be reserved by calling (925) 518-3277. For more information visit


June 17, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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OnStage Theatre
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Martinez Campbell Theatre
636 Ward Street
Martinez, CA 94553 United States
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