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Nurses Week Guest Speaker Shares Why we need to Appreciate Nurses

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Dec 28, 2010 @ 02:13 PM

nurses week speakerI spend most of National Nurses Week traveling and Speaking as a Nurses Week Guest Speaker helping appreciate and recognize nurses. National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
Nurses play a valuable role in society. Here is just some of the reasons they deserve alot of respect and appreciation:

  • They work long hours and often can't get away to take a break, it is physically taxing and deal with alot of conflict and difficult people.
  • Nurses care for people who are unable to care for themselves.
  • Nurses are leaders advocating and speaking on behalf of patients and their families.
  • Nurses make sure things get done, proper charting,lab tests, etc that physicians may miss
  • Doctors and patients don't always take the advice of nurses and they need to deal with some difficult and emotionally taxing situations. Nursing requires great conflict management skills
  • Nurses need to have the courage to speak up for patients rights, they can get attached to a patient and if the patient dies this is very hard. It can be hard to leave your work at work when you are so involved in a patients care
  • Health care is a very dynamic and changing environment. Leadership and change starts on the front line with a nurses care.
  • Nurses need to be a diverse generational speaker, understanding the nuances and values  especially in the x and y generation.
  • Nurses provide leadership in healthcare. They need to be confident, professional and always "on". Their is not alot of downtime in the health care industry
  • Most Nurses take alot of pride in their profession. They are an inspiration to the rest of us
In the end of the day nurses help patients when nobody else could. They have the satisfaction of making a difference in peoples lives.


Nurses Week Guest Speaker. Motivational Speaker. Jody Urquhart


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