One week is never long enough to celebrate a group of individuals who have made such a huge impact on the lives of so many people. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank nurses—across all practices —for their compassion, perseverance and commitment to the profession.
Think about it. Nurses serve their communities in many ways. In addition to traditional hospital settings, nurses have a multifaceted role and serve in schools, clinics, public health, insurance, healthcare research, managed care companies, hospice, legislation, and nursing education to name a few.
Let’s not forget that off duty nurse “mom” or “dad” who assists at the soccer field when a player gets injured, answers the door of a neighbor wanting to know if he/she should get stitches, and responds to text messages from countless friends asking for healthcare advice.
Their knowledge and training are in continual use whether on duty or not.
According to a The 2020 National Nursing Workforce Survey. Journal of Nursing Regulation, “Nursing is the nation’s largest healthcare profession, with nearly 4.2 million registered nurses (RNs) nationwide.”
Additionally, the American Association of Colleges of Nurses says, “Nurses comprise the largest component of the healthcare workforce, are the primary providers of hospital patient care, and deliver most of the nation’s long-term care.
We know that we couldn’t provide the much-needed mental health, addiction or physical acute rehabilitation services without our nurses. You are the beating heart of our programs and we hope you know that we appreciate you! Thank you for all that you do every day to advocate for the vulnerable, when they can not advocate for themselves.