Happy Nurse Week 2016

Written by Ken Murphy

Happy Nurse Week to all the nurse out there. It is the time we celebrate some of the most special people in the world.

For those who don’t know, May 6th is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. In honor of her life and contributions to our profession, this day is always the start of Nurse Week.

I am proud to say that I have been a nurse for almost 37 years. For some those I’ve cared for, I was the first person they saw; for others, the last. I’ve been fortunate enough to care for patients in so many different areas of practice, from ICUs and the ER in large metropolitan hospitals, to a clinic in a small town that only had a doctor for one afternoon each month.

Nursing is truly a work of heart. I see this everyday in the people I work with. You all worked hard to gain the knowledge and skills to care for those in need. But you also bring something you can’t learn: your heart. So often people describe a “good nurse” by the way he reached out to them, not the expertise with which she applied a bandage. Your heart is the greatest gift you give to those in your care.

Today, and always, thank you for all that you do.

Nurse Week Heart 2016

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