Nurses Week for a Month

Author(s): Julie Cullen

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today

Not long ago, I shared the story of the nurse who caught me before I fell when I found out my mother died. I tell that story because I believe that’s what nursing means to most patients and their families: care and support. I know, though, that you do so much more. From your skilled nursing practice to research, education, advocacy…the list is long. For that reason, American Nurse Today thought it would be a good idea to celebrate Nurses Week for a Month. For the next 4 weeks, we’ll be highlighting nursing history, nurse heroes, nurse inventors, as well as stories from patients.

Let’s get the celebration started with this story from last year’s hurricane season. Several nurses shared their personal and professional experiences during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. I’m amazed by how they were able to provide excellent care while their own homes were in harm’s way.

Stay tuned for more stories all month long.

Julie Cullen, managing editor of American Nurse Today and a curator of online content for the American Nurse Today website, is most definitely not a nurse, but she admires what all of you do everyday. In her Off the Charts blog she shares some of her experiences as a patient and family member of patients, thoughts and ideas that occur to her during her work editing nursing content, and information she thinks you might find interesting. Julie welcomes your feedback. You can submit a comment on the website or email her at jcullen@healthcommedia.com.

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