As Nurses Week 2013 approaches, the Boston Globe has released its annual Salute to Nurses, which commends the nursing profession and allows hundreds of people to write in and celebrate nurses who have made a difference to them. Nurses from across Massachusetts were nominated by their colleagues, employers, and patients; some received multiple nominations.
Many of the letters applaud the nominated nurses for their compassion, dedication, knowledge, and professionalism. It is clear in reading the letters that the care the nurses provided left a lasting impression on those recommending them for a “salute.” Each letter serves as a reminder that nurses are ordinary people doing extraordinary work everyday, and it’s encouraging to see that work recognized and applauded.
How will your facility be celebrating Nurses Week?