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"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." —Mahatma Ghandi

This week GSSA Celebrates and Honors Nurses.

Each year this week Nurses are recognized for their service and dedication to caring for others and improving the health of patients nationwide.. All this week, people across the US thank the Nurses that have made a difference in their lives.

Nurses Week honors and celebrates the dedication, and sacrifice nurses make every day. Nurses are essential members of America's healthcare workforce who provide care through every stage of life.

History of National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year.

The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896. Each of ANA's state and territorial nurses associations promotes the nursing profession at the state and regional levels. Each conducts celebrations on these dates to recognize the contributions that nurses and nursing make to the community.

Say Thank you to Nurses

  1. Thank a Nurse with a fresh meal or massage: Send a Nurse in your life a surprise meal or spa session to show your appreciation.

  2. Donate blood: Donating blood is an easy way to help ensure our healthcare system has the resources it needs to save lives.

  3. Write a thank-you note to the Nurses you know: Write a heartfelt thank you note to a Nurse or Nurses you know.

Interesting Facts

  1. Nursing used to be all-male In the Middle Ages, all-male religious orders cared for the sick and dying. Women began playing a larger role in religious hospitals in the 1600s.

  2. Nurses walk a lot On average, a Nurse walks 4 to 5 miles on every 12-hour shift.

  3. People trust nurses Nursing is consistently rated as one of the most trusted professions.

  4. Only 60% of nurses work in hospitals Almost half of Nurses work in other locations including schools, hospice facilities, and private homes.

Written and Submitted by GSS Agent#3013

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