It’s been said that nurses are the lighthouses in the stormy seas of healthcare.
In the history of their profession and especially in the past year, we’ve seen nurses work with patients and families to advocate for them, ensuring that each person is treated with dignity, which is why we take the month of May and recognize it as National Nurses Month.
It is a celebration to expand opportunities to elevate and celebrate nursing. According to the American Nurses Association, the month of May is a time “to recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s 4 million registered nurses,” which first declared May 6-May 12 National Nurses Week back in 1993 (recently expanded into National Nurses Month).
The nursing profession is a challenging career. This past year we’ve witnessed nurses’ profound and ongoing resolve and commitment to helping patients. Nurses make essential contributions to the health of our communities, significantly impacting their patients and the community at large.
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has unraveled over the past year, times seem to develop in slow motion, if not a standstill. Conflicting messages made it initially difficult to understand the seriousness of the disease. As people rushed to stockpile food and supplies for their household, a couple of heroes got overlooked in all of it — our courageous nurses.
The nursing profession has long been the symbol of the inspiring but exhausting work of caring for the sick and suffering. With extended teams, nurses care for patients when they’re at their most vulnerable, bringing hope to them, often on the worst day of their lives.
Every time a nurse starts their shift, they’re choosing to serve and care for those who might be sick with the coronavirus, even though the mere act of taking care of them puts them and their families at risk.
Storage Authority thanks the nurses who run towards the line of danger while the rest stay inside our homes’ safety. The COVID-19 pandemic is a battle nurses did not sign up for, but one they’re fighting and embracing.
Below, some resources for our heroes, including retail discounts and offers to honor our nurses.
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