By Carolina Cuartas - April 17, 2018
First of all, nurses are amazing human beings and it should be Nurses Day everyday! We come together and celebrate National Nurses Week between May 6th - May 12th every year. The American Nurses Association picks a theme every year, and this year is, "Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence."
Here are 4 reasons why you should celebrate National Nurses Week.
Their jobs don’t stop
For most, holidays like Christmas, New Years Eve, and 4th Of July means the day off. Holidays usually mean the opposite for nurses. Along with the holidays, comes longer work hours and a heavy workload. Blizzard or a heavy storm? Weekends? Their job never stops and they are always willing to step up to the plate.
Nurses are selfless
As you may know, nurses typically work 12 hours shifts and don’t usually get weekends/holidays off like the most of us. Nurses go through the stresses of work because he or she is truly passionate about their job. Whatever your nurse may be dealing with at home, he or she puts that aside to do everything can for you and your family.
Nurses are resilient
If you are not a nurse, you can learn a thing or two from them. They get the job done even though nurses face long hours, work stress, and emotional patients. They are willing to get their hands dirty and deal with gut-wrenching situations most won’t even dare face. Despite all the chaos, they’re always willing to lend a helping hand and ensure they do everything they can for their patients and the patient’s family members.
Nurses are less recognized
Nurses week is one of the only times where they get recognized for their tremendous work. Doctors usually get most of the attention and get thanked for their services. Not all patients realize that nurses are the lifeline of the medical industry.
Nurses work tirelessly every single day and we couldn’t imagine what chaos would ensue without them. Although we should be appreciative of them every single day, this week is dedicated to them! Always be mindful of their passion for caring others and remember to show gratitude.