Happy National Nurses Week!In 1993, the American Nurses Association (ANA) declared May 6-12 as the national week to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession. These dates have historical significance – the celebration ends on May 12th each year, which happens to be the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the mother of modern nursing. Nightingale was born into a wealthy British family in the 19th century, and despite the lowly status of nurses at the time, she recognized the importance of caring for others and answered the call to become a nurse. The status of nurses has been raised considerably since Nightingale’s time – in 2019, nurses were ranked the most trusted profession for the 17th year in a row. This year, ANA hopes to continue to champion nurses and the work that they do – as it’s clear with recent headlines, there’s still a long way to go. The theme of Nurses Week is 4 Million Reasons to Celebrate – a nod to the over 4 million practicing nurses in the US. This is also a perfect time to thank a nurse for their hard work and dedication all year round. We created IntelyCare because we knew we could simplify and improve staffing and that we could truly change the lives of nurses for the better. But the truth is that we couldn’t do that without top-notch nursing professionals. So, we’d like to take this time to say thank you. Thank you for the day shifts. Thank you for the night shifts. Thank you for every time you comforted a patient in need. Thank you for every time you gave your all during a shift, even when no one else was watching. Thank you for working holidays and weekends. Thank you for all you do. We’re truly grateful to have you on our team. Thanks for helping us change the landscape of nurse staffing, one shift at a time. How are you planning to celebrate National Nurses Week? Consider taking some time for self-care. Even the smallest acts of self-care can help reduce stress and prevent burnout. Not sure where to start? Here are some tips to become a happier, healthier you – and a better nurse! IntelyCare was created by nurses, for nurses. We’re here to take care of those who take care of everyone else; our staffing solution gives nurses the opportunity for a better, more flexible schedule to help reduce nurse stress. At IntelyCare, we’re driven to offer nurses and CNAs healthcare’s best working experience. Apply today.
Chris Caulfield (RN, NP-C), is the Co-founder and Chief Nursing Officer of Intelycare which the fastest growing Per-Diem Nurse Staffing organization in the US.
Prior to founding IntelyCare, Chris’ past Healthcare experience includes Long Term Care Nursing, Nursing Informatics, Labor Relations, Case Management, and a Urgent Care Nurse Practitioner.