A tip of the hat to our nurses

By Staff
Melissa Cason, Franklin County Times
Today is National Nurse's Day, which is a day that the medical community salutes those who help patients, recover from illness and injury by soothing their pain and comforting their soles.
National Nurses Day is always celebrated May 6 and opens National Nurses Week, May 6-12.
The week-long celebration accommodates the variety of schedules nurses are required to work. National Nurses Week concludes on the birth date of Florence Nightingale, arguably the world's most famous nurse.
Nursing is a very rewarding career choice.
If you think about it, nurses are the first people to help you when you enter this world and are usually the last ones there when you leave it.
So, very few people can say that nurses haven't touched their lives in some way.
Today's medical field has come a long way in diagnosis and treatment of illnesses. But, without good, caring nurses these strides would not be beneficial.
Nurses make sure the doctor's orders are carried out. They may help a sick child or a family dealing with the loss of a loved one.
They are often the first ones to spot a problem, and to give an understanding ear.
They're also very helpful in reading those often messy doctor's handwritten notes.
And let's not forget the nurses many people don't think about: The school nurses, the nurses as the jail, hospice nurses, retirement home nurses, nurses overseas and nurses stationed on military bases. I could go on and on.
Franklin County has many good nurses who comfort and care about their patients. So today, I would to thank the nurses who work in the hospital, the doctor's offices, the nursing homes or assisted living facilities, and even, the jail.
Good medical care is important to keep us all healthy, and happy. Having good nurses are essential to that care regardless of your age.
Nurses Day has begun to take hold nationwide.
Hallmark offers 23 greeting cards to celebrate and honor the nation's nursing professionals, including cards especially for mother, daughter, sister, friend, and long-term caregiver.
So, I'd like to use this space for a small greeting card for all you nurses out there.
Thank you for all that you do and have done.
You have chosen a noble career that is both difficult and demanding.
We appreciate your efforts and hard work. I can't imagine the world without you.

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