Today marks the end of Nurses Week 2017. May 12 is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale who some feel is the founder of the nursing profession. If we search into the history of nursing, the profession started long before Florence, but she brought strong clinical skills and universal precautions to nursing and helped save many many lives during the Crimean War.
So as part of Nurses Week celebrations, many stop for a moment to recite the Florence Nightingale Pledge which is also known as the Nurses Oath.
I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.
UPDATE: Carmel Sheridan has just told me she will be hosting a FREE 7Day Mindfulness Challenge next month. Stay tuned to her website The Mindful Nurse for details. Sounds exciting!!!
Today’s Nurses Week #Give-Away(s)
2) My contribution to this week about mindfulness and healthy nurses is an autographed copy of my latest book, Exploring the Home Health Experience; a Guide to Transitioning Your Career Path.
When I found myself totally disillusioned with the nursing profession and hating nursing after only 3 years, I took a leap of faith and discovered home health care and eventually hospice. I loved it and my love for nursing was restored.
There are so many different roles in nursing, you should never find yourself quitting to profession. Search for another role and find your niche.
I’m developing a course to accompany the book and it should be available on Teachable this summer.
HAPPY NURSES WEEK!!!!!