During these last several weeks, we’ve heard nurses referred to as heroes, rock stars, and miracle workers. Although the origins of nursing predate the mid-19th century, the history of professional nursing traditionally begins with Florence Nightingale.
Nightingale, the well-educated daughter of wealthy British parents, defied social conventions and decided to become a nurse. It takes a certain kind of person to become a nurse as they are called on to serve the sick, injured, or dying. Nurses Week is May 6-12 and the theme this year is ‘Year of the Nurse.’
“Nurses are the heart of healthcare. They are the patient’s advocate while balancing the needs of family, physicians, and other clinicians. This takes devotion. Nurses cannot promise to fix all of your problems, but they can promise you won’t have to face them alone,” says VNA & Blue Water Hospice Vice President of Clinical Operations & COO Stacey Lambert.
During Nurses Week, WGRT joins the community in saying thank you for all our nurses do. We appreciate the sacrifices you make and your dedication to patients.
Reporting for WGRT – Marty Doorn