On May 12th, nurses around the world are honoured for their hard work and dedication. This day is a great opportunity to celebrate all that nurses do for our families and communities. Nurses make a huge impact in the lives of everyone they touch, and we should take the time to appreciate their skills and knowledge. Whether you are a nurse yourself or know someone who is, be sure to show your appreciation on International Nurse Day!
10 top reasons why nurses are important!
1. Nurses are caregivers
Nurses play a vital role in the healthcare system as they are the ones who provide direct care to patients. They are the ones who are with patients day and night, ensuring that they receive the best possible care. Nurses work tirelessly to make sure that their patients are comfortable and safe, and they go above and beyond to make sure that they are getting the best possible care.
2. Nurses are advocates
They are patient advocates and work to ensure that their patients’ rights are respected and that they receive the best possible care. Nurses fight for their patients when they cannot fight for themselves and make sure their voices are heard.
3. Nurses are leaders
They are leaders in the healthcare field and are often at the forefront of change. Nurses are the ones who are leading the charge when it comes to improving patient care and compassion and making sure that hospitals are providing the best possible care and compassion for their patients.
4. Nurses are educators
Nurses play a vital role in educating patients and their families about their health. They provide information about diseases, treatments, and preventive measures to help people stay healthy. Nurses also work to educate the public about important health issues.
5. Nurses are researchers
They play a vital role in conducting research that helps to improve patient care. Nurses are often the first to identify problems that need to be addressed and develop solutions to improve patient care.
6. Nurses are always helpful
Nurses are always willing to help patients and their families in any way they can. They provide emotional support and practical assistance. Nurses also serve as advocates for their patients, ensuring that they receive the best possible care.
7. Nurses make a difference
Nurses make a positive difference in the lives of their patients and their families. They provide care and compassion when it is needed most. Nurses are often the first to recognise a change in a patient’s condition, which can make all the difference in the outcome of their care.
8. Nurses are trusted
Nurses are among the most trusted members of the healthcare team. Patients and their families know that they can rely on nurses to provide them with the best possible care. Nurses build trust by being honest, competent, and caring.
9. Nurses are responsible
Nurses are responsible for the care and compassion of their patients. They must be able to make decisions in the best interest of their patients. Nurses must also be able to take responsibility for their actions.
10. Nurses are lifelong learners
Nurses are lifelong learners. They must continually update their knowledge and skills to provide their patients with the best possible care and compassion. Nurses also need to be able to learn new things quickly and adapt to change.
Four fun and thrilling activities for kids on International Nurse Day!
1. Go on a nurse-themed scavenger hunt!
Get the kids excited about learning about nurses with a nurse-themed scavenger hunt! Hide items around the house or yard related to nursing, such as a stethoscope, a blood pressure cuff, or a bandage. As they find each item, have them guess what it is used for and explain how nurses use it to help people.
2. Make your kids watch a documentary about nurses
Let your kids learn about nurses’ important role in society by watching a documentary about nurses. There are many great documentaries available online or on TV. After they watch, discuss what they learned and why they think nursing is such an important profession.
3. Arrange a stage play for kids about nurses
Get your kids involved in a stage play about nurses. This can be done by writing a script, making props and costumes, and setting up a stage in your house or yard. Invite some of the neighbourhood kids to participate and act out the play. Afterwards, debrief the kids about what they learned and how they felt about being a nurse.
4. Talk to your kids about the responsibilities of a nurse
Talk to your kids about the responsibilities of a nurse. Explain what nurses do daily and why they are so important. Let them know that nurses are responsible for caring and compassion for people who are sick or injured. They also need to be able to keep calm in difficult situations. Explain that being a nurse is a lot of hard work, but it is also gratifying.
Encourage your children to inquire about nursing. This will help them have a better understanding of the job and choose whether it is something they want to pursue.
As nurses, we know the importance of family. We see it in our work when families come together to support their loved ones. On May 12th, International Nurse Day, let’s celebrate all the amazing parents who are doing their best to raise happy and healthy children. Parenting is one of the most critical and challenging jobs, but it’s also one of the most rewarding. Thank you for your dedication to your children! What have you found to be the biggest challenge as a parent?