Saluting our Nurses
“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” – JFK
Each May, we recognize both Nurse Appreciation Week (May 6 – 12) and National Nurses Month. This year’s theme, “You Make A Difference,” honors the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s nurses. We are all indebted to nurses for their unwavering commitment to patients, their communities, and our healthcare systems.
During the first waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses put their own health at risk on a daily basis to treat patients under the most trying of circumstances. While virtually all healthcare workers were exposed, nurses who were in close contact with those sick with COVID-19 were at higher risk of exposure due to the frequency and intimacy of their patient interaction. Nurses spend more time providing up-close-and-personal patient care such as bathing, dressing, and administering medications, which cannot be done from 6 feet away.
For all they sacrifice, nurses deserve our sincere appreciation and gratitude. Each May, Nurse Appreciation Week gives us the opportunity to thank nurses on behalf of the individuals, communities, and healthcare systems they serve.
Few Amazing Facts About Nursing Professions:
1) Nursing is considered the most honest and ethical profession in the United States,
2) Registered Nursing is listed among the top occupations in terms of job growth through 2029,
3) Nurses don’t always work in hospitals,
4) Nurses walk an average of 4 to 5 miles in a 12-hour shift!!!,