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National Nurses Week 2018: Nursing. Nurses. Nurse.

Scott NewtonAs we celebrate National Nurses Week, let’s remember that nursing is a profession that existed since the dawn of time. Travelers during ancient times were cared for along known trade and travel routes. Locations were marked and visible to those in need. During Biblical times, nursing was part of the expression of faith – demonstrated by offering care and compassion to the afflicted. The Roman Empire saw an enhanced professionalism of nursing through both the systematic organization of work and the establishment of environments of care. Nursing is synonymous with a rich history of addressing pain, suffering and illness.

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Categories: Author: Scott Newton, Nurses Week

National Nurses Week 2016

Super RN TeleBearA celebration of nurses – National Nurses Week 2016

Before looking ahead to National Nurses Week 2016, let’s take a quick look back at the woman who inspired this celebration—Florence Nightingale.  From the time she was a child, Florence knew nursing was her calling—she was committed to helping people and providing warm, compassionate care.

Florence also understood the importance of process and the role it plays in ensuring quality patient care and delivering positive outcomes.  Early in her career, she helped fight a cholera epidemic at the hospital she was working at by improving hygiene practices, which significantly lowered the death rate.

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Categories: Author: Nanne Finis, Nurses Week

National Nurses Week 2014: Honoring ‘Nurses Leading the Way’

Florence NightingaleNational Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.  Florence Nightingale, a nurse, spent her night rounds giving personal care to the wounded, establishing her image as the ‘Lady with the Lamp.’  Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy, on May 12, 1820.  During the Crimean War, she and a team of nurses improved the unsanitary conditions at a British base hospital, reducing the death count by two-thirds.  Her writings sparked worldwide health care reform.  In 1860 she established St. Thomas’ Hospital and the Nightingale Training School for Nurses. Although she died August 13, 1910, in London, her legacy continues.

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Categories: Author: Nanne Finis, National Nurses Week, Nurses Week