Sunday, May 3, 2015

Yes, I'm a nurse! Celebrating Nurses Week

Its that time again! To celebrate nurses and all the amazing things we do! Yes, we do amazing things. I don't usually like to brag about it; in fact what we do, whether you are an LPN, RN, CNS, NP, and administrator or educator it is hard work. We have all been there at the bedside doing things no one else would or want to do. We have cried with patients and families. We have gone home and put our uniforms right into the trash. We have cried in the shower, swearing we could not possibly go back and do the job another day. But we do. Again and again.

I told my husband just yesterday that even when I come home after being screamed at by a desperate family member who is watching her mother with progressing Alzheimer's turn into someone she no longer knows, that I still love my job as a hospitalist. Even when I spend over an hour explaining there are no more options to a patient and her husband, that it is time for hospice and watch the hope fade from their eyes, yes, I still love my job.

I love being a dual-boarded APRN. I love teaching future nurses and APRNs this incredible profession. I love using my voice so that one day my state will be 'green' too!

Photo credits: AANP State Practice Acts and Administrative Rules

There are so many amazing things that nurses can do beyond the bedside: clinical education, quality, health policy, academia, informatics, professional organization, special interest groups, leadership, community health and volunteering - I could go on!

So this week, we take a moment and celebrate all that nurses do for patients, their families and each other. We reflect on where nursing has been and what lies ahead. Nurses are leading the way with inspiring nurses leaders like ANA President Pam Cipriano PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN who was recently selected among Top 25 Women in Healthcare and future and past AACN and AANP Presidents. We reflect back on history to influential nurses like Dorothea Dix who is attributed with creating the first mental health system and Mary Eliza Mahoney the first African-America nurse in the United States. And of course our beloved Florence Nightingale who became an advocate for the poor and infirmed, dedicated to improving the conditions for treating patients and used data to improve care. Our first nurse mentor that we still honor on her birthday.

Remember this week and every moment why we became nurses. Celebrate the good and amazing things we do. We have a lot of work to do but we are strong and compassionate professionals. And our patients deserve the best care we can provide to them.


  1. So what are your plans for the upcoming nurse week. I have been planning to give a nurse in our shift a surprise. This is actually her 50th year as a nurse.
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