National Nurses Day: Honoring Our Heroes
By Phoebe David
May 6, 2020
It’s National Nurses Day, and while we should always celebrate these incredible individuals who help save lives on a daily basis, this year it is so important, more than ever, to honor nurses who have been on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
During this difficult time, nurses have been at patients’ sides as they fight COVID-19. Working long shifts everyday, these nurses are sacrificing so much to help coronavirus patients recover, and to make them feel not so alone since they can’t see their families while in the hospital.
Hear from some of the amazing nurses below, and from others who are helping to pay tribute to these heroes for National Nurses Day.
...#ThankYouNurses 💓🩺 ! You are our heroes right now (even though you have been all along) Last year I was sick in the hospital with Viral Meningitis..the care I received from the nurses was truly incredible. I’ll never forget it. Thank u for your service & sacrifice xAly(& AJ)— Aly & AJ (@alyandaj) May 6, 2020
To all our nation’s nurses, but especially those on the front lines of this crisis, thank you for the physical and emotional care you provide every day. But thanks isn’t enough. We must fight to ensure all health care professionals have adequate PPE. #NationalNursesDay— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) May 6, 2020
As I’ve mentioned before, my beloved late mother was an RN, and because of that, I’ve long held immense respect for all nurses. In loving memory of her, and in honor of all the nurses on the frontlines of this pandemic, I join folks in saluting #NationalNursesDay.— Anthony Rapp @🏡 (@albinokid) May 6, 2020
#ThankYouNurses It becomes crystal clear early on in medical school that the nurses are the ones who can make everyone's life easier-patients as well as doctors. Nurses are the glue that keeps everyone together. Now more than ever, we realize their power+express our gratitude. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/wjdXewn3Hr— Beth Frates, MD (@BethFratesMD) May 6, 2020
Please say #ThankYouNurses as we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Always, but especially now facing #COVIDー19, we owe all nurses a deep appreciation for their care & sacrifices. #HappyNursesWeek #HappyNursesDay— Valerie Jarrett (@ValerieJarrett) May 6, 2020
NATIONAL NURSES DAY: Nurses are on the front lines of this, and all public health crises, and they deserve their safety, and the financial resources to do the critical life saving work they do. On this #NationalNursesDay honor nurses by supporting nurses! pic.twitter.com/NF4jZoahxx— Brian Sims (@BrianSimsPA) May 6, 2020
Nurses are unsung, underestimated, underappreciated heroes who are needlessly overstretched, overlooked and overdue for the kind of recognition befitting champions. Don’t silence them. Honor them. Take a moment today on #NationalNursesDay to thank them from the bottom of our ♥️♥️— 🥀𝓐𝓵𝓲𝓬𝓲𝓪🥀 (@ALICIAH23) May 6, 2020
My mom has been a neonatal nurse practitioner for 40 years. She is also a nursing prof(hence the doll) Here she is teaching how to do a needle evac of a pneumothorax.— Ginger Zee (@Ginger_Zee) May 6, 2020
No idea what any of that means but I know she has helped save thousands of lives. #proud #nationalnursesday pic.twitter.com/zHHKAtot9U
This is my old man. He’s an ER nurse. Nurses are leading from the front line to care for the sickest patients and protect the health of many others with their knowledge, skill and wisdom. Thank them. I thank you, Dad, and I love you. #ThankYouNurses #NationalNursesDay pic.twitter.com/oFBxavAekJ— joshdallas (@JoshDallas) May 6, 2020
I’m not crying. There’s something in my eye.— Kay Burley (@KayBurley) April 21, 2020
Please may I share this rare moment of joy from Northwick Park Hospital this afternoon.
Retired now returned nurse on piano and consultant on the violin serenading A&E sister being discharged after close call with #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/jdSB5F5pWY
As a surgeon I’m constantly reminded that Nurses are the glue that really hold everything together.— Joseph Sakran (@JosephSakran) April 20, 2020
Proud of these 2 RN’s in Colorado who stood up to peacefully protest people not abiding by stay-at-home orders. #CoronavirusUSA #COVIDー19 #TogetherAtHomepic.twitter.com/7CpbiVYwbG
To all nurses, thank you for your hard work and sacrifices you make every single day. Especially to my mom, 40+ years of nursing and currently overseas in London doing what she loves. So proud of everything you do for us all! #ThankYouNurses pic.twitter.com/zQKrD4FKdr— Eric Skoglund (@LBsTheZone) May 6, 2020