Gretta’s challenge seems incomprehensible. But sadly, it is predictive as well.
The Gretta Foundation was founded in 2007 by Meg Styles in honor of her mother, the late Dr. Margretta Madden Styles – or Gretta, as she was known to her fellow nurses.
Gretta was a nurse scholar renowned globally as an international leader in nursing education, regulation, and credentialing. (CV)
Gretta wholeheartedly loved her profession and her fellow nurses. To Gretta, nurses were "The most honorable," and we at The Gretta Foundation faithfully and fully embrace her conviction.
To stress the importance and indispensable nature of her beloved nursing profession, Gretta would make the powerfully persuasive challenge:
“Imagine a world without persons who know what nurses know; who believe as nurses believe; who do what nurses do; who have the effect that nurses have upon the health of individuals, families and nations; who enjoy the trust that nurses enjoy… Imagine a world without nurses.”