I love Nurses' Week. It is only fitting that every year since 1954, the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingales' mission to the Crimean War, the nursing community is celebrated. Nurses' WEEK begins on May 6th (since 1982) and runs the full week, ending on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday.
I love Nurses' Week and I love celebrating it and acknowledging the nurses I know and with whom I work now or have worked with in the past. Actually ANY nurse. Because regardless of whether I know them or have worked with them, I share a commitment to patients with them. Just like Florence Nightingale who always put patients first.
Though sometimes it seems that the celebration is all about feeding nurses (soft pretzels, donuts, chocolate, coffee, lunches, breakfasts, et al), I know that it is also about saying "thank you." And for many people in the world, food is love.
So keep those chocolate chip cookies coming!
Happy Nurses' Week to all my colleagues