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National Nurses Week – How to Celebrate

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Nurses Day Blog

At Vista Prairie Communities, we have registered nurses on staff in our Assisted Living, Care Suites and Respite Care communities. We take pride in our nurses and the amazing work they do and want to thank them not only in honor of National Nurses Week, but also for their work every single day.

National Nurses Week is celebrated starting on National Nurses Day, May 6, each year and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday – the founder of modern nursing.

How can you celebrate this special holiday for all the nurses out there who have helped you or a loved one in their time of need? Take a look at our list of ways to celebrate below.

Send flowers or a small gift to a nurse who has impacted your life in some way. Whether a nurse has helped care for you or if you know the nurse who takes care of your loved one, send them a bouquet of flowers or a small gift. A simple little gift can go a long way to put a smile on someone’s face who’s impacted you so greatly.

Send a personal yet practical gift from the American Nurses Association’s estore. Things like tote bags, tumblers and wearables are all gifts that the nurse you appreciate can actually use.

Pay a visit with coffee when visiting your family member at their assisted-living home. Whether it’s your family member’s nurse or one who’s on duty at the time of your visit, bring in an extra cup of joe for them. Nurses work long and tiring shifts and can always use a boost of caffeine.

Donate to the American Nurses Foundation. There are many ways you can support this foundation financially – donate directly, honor a nurse and more! Learn more about how you get involved here.

Educate yourself on nursing’s history and role in today’s health care. From the history of Florence Nightingale to the scope of nursing practice, you can start to get to know the world of nursing and start to understand the life of a nurse.

If you or someone you know has been taken care of by a nurse, remember to celebrate them this week, May 6-May 12, through one of these ways or your own personal way.

Do you know someone who is looking for a job in nursing? Check out one of our job opportunities at Vista Prairie Communities.