Being a nurse is all about the guts, not the glory! It’s a delicate balance of strength and compassion; knowledge and intuition; kindness and resolution. There are few professions where one minute you may be holding the hand of a patient who is dying while comforting a grief-stricken family; and the next minute be celebrating a miraculous recovery and remission of a patient with cancer. Whether you work with pediatrics or geriatrics or anyone in between, as nurses’ we possess the unique ability to adapt to any situation and transform into whatever our patients or their families need us to be; caregiver, communicator, teacher, advocate, leader, case manager, counselor, motivator or researcher. Nurses week is a wonderful reminder of all that nurses do day in and day out to improve the quality of life of their patients and their families!

Happy Nurses Week!

Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may not remember your name but they will never forget the way you made them feel. — Maya Angelou

By:  Laurie B. Conbeer, RN, BSN