The Friday Five – National Nurses Week Highlights
Each year the American Nursing Association (@ANANursingWorld) recognizes its nurses during the celebration of National Nurses Week. This week long celebration always concludes on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. National Nurses Week promotes the nursing profession and encourages celebrations to recognize the contributions of nurses at the local, state, and national level. We followed Nurses Week events, news, and tweets throughout the week and our Friday Five provides a look at some of the highlights we came across.
Nurse Lauren’s Nurses Week Posts and More
Healthcare NOW Radio’s Nurse Lauren was hard at work this week posting each day in honor of National Nurses Week. In case you missed it, grab a cup of tea or glass of wine and take a minute to read up on some of her tips on nurse self care, getting through the night shift and much more.
— HealthcareNOWradio (@HCNowRadio) May 8, 2018
2018 Designated the Year of Advocacy
ANA believes that every day, in countless large and small ways, nurses make the world a better place. These moments of everyday advocacy change lives by elevating the voices of vulnerable people, and improving conditions for those around you. As the largest group of health professionals in America, and consistently the highest ranked in terms of ethical behavior by the public, nurses are in a unique position to influence the direction of both the profession and healthcare. Throughout 2018 ANA will be highlighting different nurse advocates, tools, tips, and services each quarter through a different lens: from local to global, focusing on the impact and contribution of nurses at every level. ANA wants to know how YOU are making a difference at the #BedsideAndBeyond. Share your story about being an everyday advocate.
2018 has been designated the Year of Advocacy and we’ve been sharing profiles of nurses making a difference. Catch up on the great stories you may have missed at https://t.co/qeHcxo0gnK ! #BedsideAndBeyond pic.twitter.com/4gLPduucxd
— Nurses Association (@ANANursingWorld) May 7, 2018
Jaanuu Celebrates National Nurses Week With Fashionable Scrubs
Who says you can’t be fashionable in your scrubs? Enter Jaanuu (@JaanuuByDrNeela), the leader in contemporary medical workwear, runway-inspired scrubs, lab coats and footwear reflecting some of today’s most popular fashion trends. Jaanuu is changing the medical apparel industry by creating comfortable and fashionable scrubs for nurses just in time for National Nurses Week. Designed by celebrity Pediatrician, Dr. Neela, the scrubs use the latest technology to ensure comfort. Be sure to check out this interview where CEO Shaan Sethi sits down with Alyssa Julya Smith in Los Angeles to talk more about the design and where the company is going next. Additionally, visit the Jaanuu site during Nurses Week to receive 25% any purchase and also learn about their #NursetoNurse Campaign recently launched to change the conversation between nurses.
It’s important to recognize nursing is all about #teamwork and we should be supporting each other and striving to be the best nurses we can #nursing #nursetonurse #NursesWeek #YesThisIsNursing https://t.co/jbSfA6uxdU
— Kathleen Pikaart (@KathleenPikaart) May 6, 2018
A Tribute to Nurses by Carolyn Jones
Whew, this TedMed presentation is sure to move you and inspire you. Carolyn Jones spent five years interviewing, photographing and filming nurses across America, traveling to places dealing with some of the nation’s biggest public health issues. She shares personal stories of unwavering dedication in this celebration of the everyday heroes who work at the front lines of health care.
Caring For Ourselves And Each Other: What Nurses Can Teach Us About Mindfulness
For some professions, practicing mindfulness can be an important and powerful tool. This is especially true in nursing, as it can provide a healthy antidote to what can often be a stressful job. Every day nurses deliver crucial support to patients, console families and welcome new lives into the world. To balance these stressors and help caregivers cope and navigate situations that can be emotionally challenging at times, Dignity Health encourages nurses to practice mindfulness to allow for more connection and human kindness.