Fascinating and surprising drama from the diaries, journals, and letters of Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton, and Dorthea Dix. They were much more than angels of mercy.

Running time: 65 min.

"On behalf of the Northeast Association of Occupational Health Nurses and the Connecticut State Chapter, we thank you for your excellent presentation -- Into Possession of Myself. It was so well received by our audience and the evaluations were terrific. Thank you!"

Margaret Gildea President
Connecticut Association of Occupational Health Nurses

"Ms. White made early public health nurse leaders 'come alive' for a class of senior nursing students and for a group of professional nurses. It is one thing to teach about our nurse leaders and women mentors of the early 20th century--it is quite another thing to have practicing and future nurses 'experience' their lives through the art form of drama. Both groups of nurses who saw her one-woman show were both educated on their nursing heritage and inspired to new levels of professional behavior. I highly recommend Ms. White's drama for a wide range of audiences."

Beth Furlong, RN, PhD, JD
Assoc. Professor, School of Nursing
Creighton University, Omaha

"Pippa White presents a lively and rich interpretation of some of the most outstanding women in nursing history. She honors their memory and brings their vision and sacrifice to a realistic and meaningful level of experience for the audience. Each nurse who sees her performance leaves feeling in awe of these forebears and proud to be following in their footsteps. Pippa’s performance is a gem, not to be missed."

Dr. Patricia Wahl
San Diego State University School of Nursing

"We are still talking about your performance here! The nurses who attended are singing your praises for bringing history to life!"

Patricia Hryzak Lind, RN MS
VA Medical Center at Canandaigua, NY

"Unique and wonderful.  Our history needs to be learned and revered---it is a testament to the activism we must embrace on behalf of our profession and patients."
"So inspirational and entertaining."
"The most fitting send off to the activities of the past week. Informative, entertaining and enjoyable.  Ms. White was superb!  Great recognition of nursing and the pioneers who effected change and promoted care."

Participants' Evaluations
New York State Nurses' Assoc. Conv.
Saratoga Springs, NY

 "Great keynote!  Inspiring. A presentation not of the usual sort."
"Excellent presentation...I laughed and cried!!"
"Wow!!  Loved this type of presentation."
"Superb acting and brought so much meaning to nursing leadership and our foundation of nursing leaders."
"Nothing less than great and inspiring."

Participants' Evaluations
Catalyst Academy, 2010
Long Beach, CA

"Thank you for a wonderful performance for us. I hope you could feel the pride and energy in the room. In these days of such negative press about the shortage of nurses, your performance is a true inspiration to us all - a reminder of 'our calling'."

Jackie Gonzalez, MSN, RN
Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer
Miami Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida


“This performance and story are beautiful. It puts a face on the accomplishments of three historical nursing figures. Along the way you can feel and hear the passion for the issues and the struggles each woman encountered.”

Liz Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA
President, Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing

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