During Nurses Week, May 6th-12th, we take time to celebrate and honor what we do as healthcare professionals. We work long, hard hours and this is a special time to recognize our efforts and expressions of care. This week is especially rewarding for me, as a nurse, to hear and feel that my commitment and contributions to quality healthcare are recognized and valued.
Here are some ways to tell your co-workers, supervisors, teachers and friends that they are valued and appreciated:
These are only a few ways to celebrate each other, our co-workers, our friends, our supervisors, our family members, during Nurses Week. Nurses are expected to influence the health of the clients served; nurses are essential to healthcare. We, as nurses, are committed to excellence. Therefore, during this week set aside by Florence Nightingale, let us celebrate each other and the wonderful work we do.
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About the author: Jennifer Ward, BSN, RN is a medical- surgical nurse also trained in Oncology and Long-Term Care. Jennifer is dedicated to evidence-based practice and shared governance. She especially enjoys wound care, falls prevention, patient satisfaction, and documentation initiatives.
Presently, Jennifer is working on her certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at the University Of Virginia School Of Nursing, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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