May 6 is National Nurses Day which also kicks off National Nurses Week. National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday.
Stephen Ambrose once wrote that, “It would not be possible to praise nurses too highly.” We agree. Anyone who has spent any time in a hospital bed quickly comes to realizes the importance of nurses and nursing. Nurses are the patient’s primary voice in communicating with doctors and hospital staff. They give shots and conduct blood tests, hook up IV’s and make sure that you are comfortable. If you have a serious health emergency while you are in the hospital, it is probably a nurse who will save your life. So, to celebrate the nurses we love, here are 20reasons that nurses really run the hospital.