Today is the first day of National Nurses Week. Nurses are 2.9 million strong in the United States and comprise the largest sector in the healthcare workforce. Without question, nurses make a huge difference in our patient's lives every single day. A career in nursing is as varied as the kinds of ice cream found in the local grocery store. Major advancements to the profession have occurred over the past several decades, including practice based on evidence and an educational background required to deal with the technology of the 21st century.
As difficult and challenging as a day in the life as a nurse might be, most nurses would not trade their careers for the world.
Congratulations to America's Nurses!!
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Saturday, May 06, 2006