Lauren Reese, RN
With more than 3.1 million registered nurses and 800,000 licensed practical nurses nationwide, nursing is the largest health care profession in the country, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
James Kling, RN
National Nurses Week gives us a chance to celebrate all their hard work—especially our wonderful nurses here at Bacharach.
National Nurses week happens each year in honor of the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. It has been celebrated from May 6 to 12 since 1974, when President Nixon issued a proclamation that designated that week National Nurses Week.
Bacharach is home to many kinds of nurses, from many backgrounds. NAs, CNAs,LPNs, RNs, BSNs, MSNs, APNs, DNPs – all have in common a drive to provide excellent, compassionate care at the bedside and beyond.
Bacharach also has nurses certified in rehabilitation nursing known as certified rehabilitation registered nurses (CRRN). CRRN nurses have gone through additional training in order to specialize in the care and management of patients suffering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, arthritis, cardiovascular illness and more.
Nurse’s Week serves as a reminder to all of us to be grateful for the care and services that nurses provide. They always put their patient’s needs first and spend countless hours making sure their patients have the best round-the-clock care.
Here are some ways to thank a nurse during National Nurses Week:
- Host a special celebration or reception to recognize the nurses in your community for their service and commitment to both their profession and their community
- Post a picture of you and your favorite nurse with the hashtag #NursesWeek to celebrate their work and raise awareness for National Nurses Week
- Thank a nurse, whether it’s with flowers, a card or simply by saying thank you. Let them know that they are appreciated for all their hard work.