National Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 6th in the United States.The purpose of National Nurses Day is to honor and recognize nurses for the important work that they do and the role that they play in society. It is a time to celebrate the achievements of nurses. And to acknowledge the compassion and care that nurses give tirelessly, day in and day out, through out the year.
Nurses Week is observed from May 6th to May 12th in the United States dating back to the early 1980’s. May 12th was Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Many hospitals and medical facilities around the country host banquets, luncheons and gatherings to celebrate the nurses on staff. The week serves to raise awareness of the important role that nurses play in upholding standards in healthcare, patient relations and the impact nurses as a group have in the community.
Nurses Week presents an opportunity to all of us to honor a remarkable group of human beings who have chosen a challenging profession that requires a lot of heart.
To all nurses everywhere,
- for your kindness and compassion
- your calm in a crisis
- your grace with my upset,tired family
- for comforting worried families every day
- thank you for NOT passing out at the site of blood
- and cleaning up bodily fluid that most of us would rather not touch
- thank you for working all night
- being on your feet for hours
- being a messenger, a record keeper
- a janitor, a medicine straightener outer
- a listener, a pep talker and an ally
Thank you for being a nurse.
If you are a nurse reading this, I hope you feel truly acknowledged.
If you are not a nurse and you’re reading this, I hope you’ll treat a nurse special this year between
May 6 and May 12th. Heck, you certainly don’t have to wait until then or restrict yourself to those days. Popular gifts for Nurses Appreciation Week are:
- spa products
- restaurant gift cards
- massage gift certificates
- ice cream cakes and deserts
- foot massage
- fruit baskets
- coffee cards
We have lots of great gift ideas for nurses and their employers. Gift Certificates, Products, Foot Massage, Spa Days, Couples Massage, Pedicures and Facials to name a few. Shop our services and products online. Call us at 706-613-3947 to inquire about on location massages for nurses and medical staff.
We love nurses. At Urban Sanctuary, we love taking care of people who take care of people.