By: Melody Rabor-Dizon
To all my colleagues- yes we do matter, we do make a difference and we make the world just a little bit of a better place to live in. Let the outpouring of love, gratefulness and kind messages fi ll our hearts to the rim to keep on doing what we are doing. Keep that light burning, Nightingale!
Thanks to all our nurses for making a difference in the lives of the patients, families and the communities we serve
— West Suburban Medical Center/ Westlake Hospital/ Weiss Memorial Hospital Thank you to our nurses! You deserve special recognition in delivering quality and compassionate care to our patients!
— Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers Your compassion and care shines light into life’s most diffi cult moments. Thank you, nurses.
— North Park University School of Nursing and Health Sciences To our dedicated and skilled Nursing team at Children’s National Health System, we say “Thank You” for all you do.
— Children’s National Thank you to our Rush nurses- your innovation, compassion and excellence make you extraordinary.
— Rush University Medical Center Thank you to all our Nursing staff for their dedication, compassion and superior patient care
— Loyola University Health System / MacNeal Hospital We thank you for your tireless contributions, hard work, commitment, and the compassionate care you provide Veterans and their families. Thank you for the tremendous difference you make… this week and every week!
— VHA Offi ce of Nursing Services (ONS) Finding inspiration from the past and celebrating the future of nurse leaders. Nurses across the country will be thanking and celebrating the work of amazing nursing teams this week. Remember to refl ect on past generations of nurse leaders
— and how they inspired you to become a nurse leader.
— American Organization of Nurse Executives We take pride in the fact that the public has rated nursing as the most honest and ethical profession for the past 16 years. Our commitment to protecting, promoting, and improving health care for all is well recognized, and we serve the public in a wide range of roles and work settings. Therefore, it is only fitting that we take one week each year to celebrate our profession and the vital roles nurses play in health care.
— American Nurses Association Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God’s spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the fi nest of Fine Arts.
— NIGHTINGALE’S NOTABLE QUOTES The very fi rst requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.
— NIGHTINGALE’S NOTABLE QUOTES Let whoever is in charge keep this simple question in her head (not, how can I always do this right thing myself, but) how can I provide for this right thing to be always done?
— NIGHTINGALE’S NOTABLE QUOTES For it may safely be said, not that the habit of ready and correct observation will by itself make us useful nurses, but that without it we shall be useless with all our devotion.
— NIGHTINGALE’S NOTABLE QUOTES To be a fellow worker with God is the highest aspiration of which we can conceive man capable.
— NIGHTINGALE’S NOTABLE QUOTES Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion. Remember he is face to face with his enemy all the time.
— NIGHTINGALE’S NOTABLE QUOTES Live life when you have it. Life is a splendid gift
— there is nothing small about it
— NIGHTINGALE’S NOTABLE QUOTES
NURSES: YOU Inspire YOU Innovate YOU Infl uence