May 10, 2021
Saying Thanks During National Nurse’s Week 2021
Day in and day out, nurses give their all to provide care and comfort as they protect and save lives. While nurses always work hard, never has their impact been more apparent than over the last year. Whether in emergency rooms or ICUs, doctors’ offices or vaccination clinics, these consummate medical professionals are always there when we need them the most.
While they deserve more recognition than they get, National Nurse’s Week – which runs from May 6 – 12th (Florence Nightingale’s birthday) – is one small way to let them know they’re appreciated. If you’d like to join us in celebrating those in the nursing profession, here are a few ideas:
- Send a hand-written note or e-card to your favorite nurse(s).
- Drop off some goodies from a local bakery.
- Purchase several $5 coffee shop gift cards (nurses always need caffeine!) and drop them off at your doctor’s office.
- Use social media to publicly express your thanks using hashtags like #ThankaNurse or #NationalNursesWeek.
- Make a donation to a fund or charity that directly benefits nurses, like the Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses.
The gesture doesn’t have to be extravagant to make an impact. Just a warm smile and a sincere “thank you” is often enough to let them know they’re valued.
From all of us at The Independence Center to nurses everywhere – thank you for all you do!