Love a Nurse!

Written by
Kyle Sherman
Published on
April 10, 2022 at 8:00:00 AM PDT April 10, 2022 at 8:00:00 AM PDTth, April 10, 2022 at 8:00:00 AM PDT

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In a year when Ebola and the measles make international headlines … when a young woman from Colorado shares firsthand how her work touches her patients on national television, sparking media coverage, a social media movement, support from other caregivers and people everywhere, the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) chooses the theme of “Celebrating the Courage of Nurses Worldwide” for Emergency Nurses Week™October 10-16. This occasion, along with Emergency Nurses Day®, Wednesday, October 12, recognizes nurses who courageously stand at the front line of emergency care every day.

“I am a nurse and that’s my talent, taking care of people and caring about other people. I wanted to give the nurses that don’t have that voice, that voice and that recognition of somebody going up there and just being a little bit different and unique.”

-Miss Colorado and Nurse Kelley Johnson

Since 1989, the Emergency Nurses Association has recognized the second Wednesday in October as Emergency Nurses Day, an occasion honoring emergency nurses for their commitment to patient care. In 2001, ENA expanded the celebration to devote an entire week to honoring emergency nurses, because one day is simply not enough to recognize all contributions made by emergency nurses. This year, the organization also celebrating 45 years as an authority, advocate, lobbyist and voice for emergency nursing, with 40,000+ members representing over 35 countries around the world.

Beautiful Recognition

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Design a personalized plaque, award, gift and more for that perfect expression of thanks to a special nurse you know on Emergency Nurses Day October 12.