Celebrating National Nurses Week
Every day, the 4 million registered nurses in America change lives. They care for people in their times of need, from surgery, to birth, to injury recovery, and so much more. These selfless professionals are recognized each year during National Nurses Week, May 6-12.
National Nurses Week was developed in 1993 by the American Nurses Association. It’s a time for everyone, both in the healthcare community and out, to recognize the incredible contributions of nurses in our society. The dates of National Nurses Week are significant too - May 12 is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
Katy Price, NICU Dietician at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, shares her gratitude for the nurses in her department.
“NICU nurses are true superheroes in scrubs,” she said. “They support our tiniest babies in their fight to live - teaching them how to eat, grow and thrive on their own. They never know what their day might bring, yet they make saving lives look easy. We are so incredibly grateful for their compassion, perseverance and strength.”
“I love developing trusting relationships with patients,” Faith Koch, a labor and delivery nurse, said of her job. “It’s such a special time in their lives and I’m honored to play a part in it.”
We are so thankful for the nurses who care for the mothers and babies in our community, as well as those in all fields of nursing. Take some time this week to thank the nurses in your life!