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Celebrating nurses

Nursing made Incredibly Easy: May/June 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 3 - p 6–7
doi: 10.1097/01.NME.0000428436.23791.c7
Department: Celebrating Nurses

What it means to be a nurse…in your own words!

Happy Nurses Week! May 6 to 12

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What does a nurse do?



By Nancy Elliott, BSN, RN-BC

One hour she advocates

The next hour she educates

With eight people requesting her care

So many people, so little time, how is this fair?

One person wants to talk, one person has pain

At the same time another falls, sometimes she thinks it's insane

At the end of her shift, a patient's wife hands her a letter

Thanking her for the care she provided to help her husband feel better

At the end of the day when she is ready to retire for the night

She sighs and thinks about how being a nurse and helping others brings her delight.

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Healing hands

By Tammy Sexton, CMSRN

Healing hands, loving touch

Giving what they need so much

Caring heart, mindful thought

Remembering skills we've been taught

Having empathy for how they feel

Providing comfort to those who are ill

Showing that we truly care

Letting them know we'll be there

Teaching others, easing pain

A rewarding career with much to gain

A nurse's job, all about mending

A nurse's job, never ending.

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Nurse 2010

By Hanna Strydom, RN, CNE, CNM

Every day as I get up early,

There is a burning feeling in my heart.

What is this burning feeling making my heart bounce?

Oh yes! I am a nurse!

Today, I am going to make a difference.

I am going to be of help to somebody.

I do not want a medal or a drum roll.

Recognition and respect for what I do,

That is all!

Because it is with pride that I get up every day,

For you, you, and you!

Yes, I can say it with all honesty

I am a NURSE and very proud of it!

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Follow your dreams

By Cheryl Janowich, MSN, RN, CCRN









Nurse leader

United teamwork






New opportunities





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