For the 15th consecutive year Gallop Poll has named Nursing as the most trusted and ethical profession. As a professional nurse, I could not be more proud of my fellow nurses.
I have seen first-hand the dedication of nursing professionals who sacrifice their own comforts to make certain that those entrusted to their care receive the attention they deserve.
I have also been fortunate enough to see the appreciation in the eyes of a patient in need. I’ve celebrated with joy at the birth of a newborn, held the hand of the dying patient and comforted loved ones after tragic loss. It is in these moments that I recognize how privileged I am to be part of the most intimate and vulnerable moments of another human being’s life.
This week as we celebrate National Nurses’ Week and the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of professional nursing, I want to say thank you to nurses. Your dedication to excellence, knowledge and compassion sets you apart as a noble profession.
To my fellow nurses, I salute you for the respect, sacrifice and love you bring to every life you touch!
Happy Nurses’ Week!