Happy National Nurses Day and Week! Every year, May 6th, is not only National Nurses Day, but it also marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, the annually celebrated holiday that recognizes the contributions nurses make to the community and honors and the integral care they provide to us and our loved ones. This week celebrates nurses across the nation – their compassion, imagination, tenacity, the ability to perform under pressure. They care, comfort, humor and cajole us, and in the end, they save lives. We owe them our thanks.
So in light of National Nurses Week, we ask that you honor the nurses in your life, show them you care, and give them a little love back for all the things they do that we should be so very grateful for. Here are just 10 of the many reasons why we should be thankful for nurses.