Let’s Celebrate National Nurse Week in Denver
Denver nurses are the heart and the backbone of the Denver healthcare profession. That’s why National Nurse Week is so important. It is the one week out of the year that the Denver public can show their appreciation for all the hard work, dedication, and personal sacrifice our Denver nurses provide day in and day out.
Here’s a Little History
National Nurses Week is celebrated from May 6 – May 12. In 1982, President Reagan proclaimed May 6 as National Nurses Day in appreciation for their personal and professional contributions to the improved health of American citizens. In 1990, the American Nurses Association (ANA) extended the celebration for a week (May 6 – 12) to better raise awareness of the vital role nurses play in healthcare.
May 12 (the last day of National Nurse Week) is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the legendary founder of modern nursing. Her training and organizing of battlefield nurses during the Crimean War (1853-1856) changed how the world perceived nursing. Today, nursing is a respected profession enjoyed by over 4 million registered nurses (RNs) and 920,655 licensed practical nurses/licensed vocational nurses (LPN/LVNs) in the U.S.
Denver Nurses Are a Special Breed
Let’s face it. It takes a special person to be a Denver nurse! You’re on your feet for long shifts, putting physical demands on your bodies others can only imagine. Often, you’re so busy, there’s hardly time for a bathroom break!
But you do it because you have a passion or calling to help people. You are the type of person who thinks about others before you think about yourself. Denver nurses are some of the most dedicated, courageous and compassionate people you’ll ever find.
A Shout-out To Our Denver Nurses!
So a big-shout out to Denver nurses and Denver healthcare staffing for a job well done!
Thank you for:
- Working long hours and holidays!
- Putting yourself on the frontline.
- Putting others first.
- Going beyond the call of duty.
- Bringing a smile to patients’ faces even when you’re tired.
- Touching peoples’ lives with your care and understanding.
An Especially Tough Year for Our Denver Nurses
Last year and this year have been especially challenging for our Denver nurses. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that Denver healthcare staffing has never been more vital to keeping our Denver community safe. That’s why it’s more important than ever to thank each and every nurse for all they do!
How About Some Freebies?
We really do appreciate you. Check out these Denver freebies just for you. From discounts on coffee to cookies, well-deserved getaways, comfy shoes to save your soles, and comfy mattresses to ease any back pain, we’ve got Denver healthcare staffing covered!
Need to Recharge?
Although rewarding, being a Denver nurse can put you under extraordinary stress and impact your mental health and wellness. ANA Enterprise’s Well-Being Initiative offers free tools and apps to support your mental health and resilience. Don’t forget to check them out!
If you’re feeling burnout, consider recharging with Denver per diem staffing options. It might be just the break you need. Here are 5 Reasons Why You’ll Love Being A Per Diem CNA.
Check out GigWorx. We offer Denver per diem staffing and other healthcare staffing options.