Sunday, May 6, 2012

National Nurses Week 2012

Nursing is an art; and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation as any painter's or sculptor's work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body -- the temple of God's spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts; I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.  ~ Florence Nightingale

Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring
Often described as an art and a science, nursing is a profession that embraces dedicated people with varied interests, strengths and passions because of the many opportunities the profession offers. Nurses work in hospitals, emergency rooms, school based clinics, and homeless shelters, to name a few. They have many roles – from staff nurse to educator to nurse practitioner and nurse researcher – and serve all of them with passion for the profession and with a strong commitment to patient safety.

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Visit the NNW History page to learn more.

I am especially blessed to be working with nurses (better known as earthly angels) at Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona ~ and during their special week, I hope you will join me in recognizing and thanking them for the very special work they do.

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1 comment:

  1. I think nursing is the one of the most popular profession in all over the world. Even after completing your nursing degree, you should go for a job in any where in the world. Thanks for this share.....


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