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Nurses Week

Support Your Local Superhero

Alex Gorsky | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Alex Gorsky

This week, we celebrate another kind of superhero. What these superheroes lack in flash, boom and bang, they make up for in commitment, caring and competence. These are our nation's nurses: the true superheroes.

The Nurse Who Stood Beside Me Through The Very Worst

Heather Spohr | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Heather Spohr

We begged and plead and prayed and clutched hands for the worst three hours of my life. And when the doctors told us there was nothing more they could do, she helped pick me up off the ground when I collapsed.

From a Young Doctor: A Tribute to Nurses

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

As we celebrate this year's Nurses Week, I am reminded of the Hippocrates saying that the goal of medicine is "to cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always." This, too, I learn through daily example from the amazing nurses I work with.

Happy Nurses Week

Lisa Lori | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Lori

Truly, nurses are everyday heroes that provide the round-the-clock care and comfort that so many patients need. Whether it is for the elderly, the new born or the newly injured, nurses -- male and female -- deserve our highest respect for their enormous contribution to society.

Reflections on a Nursing Journey

Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

The gift of the nursing profession, and it is a gift, has brought me to faraway places But the less tangible places that I, as a nurse, have traveled, places where there are no postcards or passports, have been the real adventures of my nursing career.

Making Time When Time Is Short, and Other Insights From a New End-of-Life-Care Nurse

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

This is National Nurses Week, and a perfect moment to highlight the special training, ability and insights that distinguish hospice nurses in truly remarkable ways.

I Am a Nurse

Roberta Gately | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Roberta Gately

That degree of commitment to patients happens not just during overwhelming newsworthy tragedies, but in every hospital every minute of the day. For whose life hasn't been touched by a nurse?

Recognizing and Thanking Our Committed Nurses

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson

The National Nurse Act of 2011 has bipartisan support in Congress and is worthy of becoming law. As a Nation, we should recognize and thank our committed nurses by supporting this legislation.

International Nurses Day Begins Today

Posted 07.06.2011 | Home

It's time to care for the caregivers. Today marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, an annual celebration of nurses everywhere. It runs from ...

Nurses Week 2010: History And What You Need To Know

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

International Nurses Day 2010 is coming up soon now that Nurses Week is officially underway, beginning today, May 6, 2010. The International Council ...