May 12th International Nurses Day

Having spent a few days in the hospital over the last couple of months, and then going to doctor’s offices afterwards, I have come to appreciate the Nurse for all He/She does. Doctors are far too often too busy to really care about the person they are giving care too. I get it, they have a lot to do and a lot of people to see. That leaves the daily hands on work to the nurse that builds a relationship with her charge. Today was begun back in 1953 when Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare sent in the idea to honor nurses with a week (May 7th- 13th) and a day May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. It didn’t catch on at first. Nurses deserve a lot more credit than they get. They save lives while showing compassion as well.

How to celebrate – Thank any nurse you may know. Read about Florence Nightingale. Consider becoming a nurse.


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