Today, we celebrate National Nurses Day to honor the nurses in the United States. This day also marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. What a remarkable woman who had, in those days, such foresight and somewhat radical views on nursing, and medical practice. It is amazing that today, most of her notes still applies. Here’s a statement Florence Nightingale wrote in 1867 – her thoughts on what is now home healthcare.
To all my nursing colleagues…Happy Nurses Day!! I am so proud and honored to be part of this noble profession. While there are many ways to show appreciation on this special day, thank a nurse today, a simple “thank you” goes a long way!