• Nurses Week Concludes with Give Aways

    This year, Nurses Week concludes with Give Aways. May 12 is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) and it marks the conclusion of Nurses Week every year. May 12 is also International Nurses Day. I hope you have done something special for yourself to honor not only YOU but all of your fellow nurses. Employers are never the best at planning events. Non-nurses never really get it and they are usually the ones delegated to do something if at all. It’s simply not feasible to offer significant raises, or extra days off or all-expenses vacations which we are all deserving. It’s always up to us to reap…

  • Nurses Week Give Aways Delayed

    My apologies, but our Internet service has been out for long hours today due to winds. I will back in the AM and set up the Nurses Week Give Aways and will leave the contest open through the rest of the week.

  • Self Care Matters!

    Self Care Matters! No one taught you this in nursing school although it should be part of Nursing 101! The past 2 years have taught us that it is vital to survival. Burnout and caregiver fatigue are REAL and a threat to very existence. May is Nurses Month and it’s also Mental Health Month. As many would say, there is no such thing as coincidence. So it’s high time to join the effort and TAKE CARE of YOU! (Mental Health resources here.) Sleep Issues One of the things that leads to, or contributes heavily to, burnout and caregiver fatigue is poor sleep! Poor sleep also leads to health issues. The…

  • History of Nurses Week

    Let’s take a look at the History of Nurses Week and some of the individual days to Celebrate Nursing… National Nurses Week is a time for nurses to be honored and recognized as a profession for the work that they do and the commitment and contributions they make to their communities. Cities and counties throughout the country often issue proclamations each year in recognition of the nurses in their communities during Nurses Week. Nurses Week and/or Nurses Day are celebrated each year in May to recognize and honor the nursing profession. Themes are set each year by the international and/or national nurses associations. Many countries around the world hold additional…

  • Happy Mother’s Day

    Often Mother’s Day falls somewhere within Nurses Week which makes it a double-good celebration. Whether you are a mother or not, we all have had mothers. I hope you have all had time to celebrate with your loved ones or had some great phone calls or Face Times. I hope you’re enjoying your Nurses Week. Take time to honor yourself and practice essential self care routines. Self care is so very important for all nurses!! Stay tuned in….Later in the week, I will announce a couple of Give Aways and provide rules to participate.