National Nurses Week: Why I Am Proud to Be a Nurse

What It Means to Be a Nurse

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Every year, we celebrate National Nurses Week which begins on May 6th and ends on May 12th. The week draws recognition to celebrate the contributions that nurses and nursing make to the community as developed by the American Nurses Association (ANA). The full week of recognition culminates on Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12.

The video above uploaded by Memorial Hermann shows how nurses are committed in conveying the highest standards of care. It also features the different roles of nurses from being the primary caregivers to clinicians, advocates, innovators, collaborators, teachers and leaders.

In line with this year’s National Nurses Week‘s theme “Ethical Practice. Quality Care,” the inspiring video also draws attention to the importance of ethics in nursing and acknowledges the unending commitment, compassion and care nurses represent in practice and profession.

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This celebration speaks a lot about our nature and presence as a profession. It is because we share common values and core beliefs that bond us in our mission to help others. As nurses, we make a difference in the lives of others every single day. And this is why I am proud to be a nurse!

Let the whole nursing community know how proud you are in the profession. Share your thoughts with your fellow RNs by leaving a comment below!

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  1. I used to be proud to be a nurse. No longer. Due to the negative changes in healthcare and little regard for nurses.

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