The Villages FL


The Villages FL




Diane Hickey, of the Village of DeSoto,  founded the Always a Nurse club back in 2020. Hickey started the group after realizing the first club for nurses was not meeting due to Covid, and not taking new members at the time. She met a few other nurses on the NextDoor platform, and they met outdoors in a pavilion in Fenney.  

“I live in the southern end and that club met far north at Savannah Center,” Diane says. “I started the club at Water Lily Recreation Center so it’s a benefit to people who live in the southern half.”

Hickey said the name for the club came from the idea that nursing isn’t just a job. “It’s in your blood, it’s who you are. Once you become a nurse you will always take care of others and only other nurses get it.”

Diane Hickey

Diane Hickey


With the knowledge that nurses across the world have many shared interests, The Always A Nurse Club of the Villages seeks to promote socialization for both professional and practical nurses no longer actively practicing; as well as professional growth and development for both retired and actively practicing nurses. The club also seeks to provide service to the community and mentorship for future nurses. 


Please Note: The purpose of our Club is strictly a social group comprised for nurses.  We do not  provide recommendations or referrals to physicians,  groups, hospitals, etc.  We also do not provide club members for nursing assistance.  We encourage anyone in need of more information to pursue guidance from their physicians or specialists, or call The Villages Public Safety Department at 352-205-8280. 


Always a Nurse Club has decided to make the Neighbors Saving Neighbors Program their community service project this year. We have made personal protective equipment kits (PPE) to distribute to any AED group who would like them.

Notes of appreciation

Our contributions make a difference.  We received much praise for our Community AED initiative…

Thank You All for the PPE kits that you provided for our AED cases. They are much appreciated !!!
Judy West -- Welcome Way (Tall Trees) AED Community

Thankyou from the Charlotte SW AED Group
Always A Nurse Club Members:
A HUGE thankyou to your club for the PPE bags. Each of our four AED units have been outfitted.
Ron Klock

I am a coordinator for an AED group and I want to thank your members for their time and effort in providing these PPE kits. They are much appreciated.
Jerry Evans

My name is Paul Laipple, coordinator for the Colerain Circle AED Program.  We would like to thank you for your generous donation of PPE kits you provided to us.  It was very thoughtful of your organization and well received by all responders in our group.  Thank you so much.

Paul Laipple

Coordinator, Colerain Circle AED Program 

A heartfelt thank you for the AED safety kits from the WINEPALM WAY AED group
Hello, the Winepalm Way AED group wish to thank you sincerely for your generous donation of safety kits for our 5 AED units. It was greatly appreciated. We find it encouraging when groups such as yours help us in our volunteerendeavors.
Thank you so much.
Louise Casey, Chairperson of the Wine Palm Way AED program

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