I Am A Nurse

JanenursephotoToday is National Nurses Day (May 12th is International Nurses Day and the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday), and I just want to say that I am honored to be a nurse and to have worked with and learned from some amazing nurses.

Today I am thinking about nurses who made an impact on my profession and me:

  • Florence Nightingale
  • Virginia Henderson
  • Sue Adamczyk
  • Judy Krauss
  • Mary Young
  • Jennifer Hawke-Petit
  • Wendy Mackey
  • Melanie David
  • Hannah Chatillon
  • Robin Froman
  • Cheryl Beck
  • Peggy Chinn
  • Carol Polifroni
  • Maureen O’Reilly
  • Cheryl Kindred

I’m sure there are many more!

Although I work in diabetes education, which is a multidisciplinary specialty, my foundation is nursing. I will never forget the nurses who paved the way and those who taught me how to be a nurse. Most of all, the people I’ve worked with have shaped who I am as a nurse. Thank you and Happy Nurses Day!

PS The photo is me in a Jr. High play long before I knew I’d become a nurse in real life.

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One Response to I Am A Nurse

  1. Leonard Auter says:

    Happy Nurses Day Jane :) I still have my Mom’s Florence Nightingale lamp on my dresser, and your picture reminds me of her in her nurses uniform :)

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