Today, nurses are on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world, putting both their physical and mental health in jeopardy to help patients and at-risk populations. Saying thank you to nurses and healthcare workers is more important now than ever. One way we can help them in this time of need is by spreading awareness of their outstanding efforts and providing them with resources they need to help them take care of themselves as they care for patients.
National Nurses Week, May 6-12, is an opportunity for everyone – individuals, employers, health care organizations, community leaders – to recognize the contributions and positive impact of America’s 4 million registered nurses. Coincidentally, the World Health Organization has dedicated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife as this year marks Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday.
Your effort to say thank you goes a long way. Use this holiday to show how much nurses and healthcare workers are appreciated and that their hard work doesn’t go unnoticed during these difficult times.