Nurses get an extra dose of appreciation this year, with 2020 designated by the World Health Organization as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.1 It’s no coincidence that 2020 also marks the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, presenting the perfect opportunity to praise nurses.
Along with the well-deserved recognition, the Year of the Nurse campaign also incorporates critical long-term goals: to provide worldwide quality healthcare for all and to prevent the next decade’s predicted nurse shortage.2 But those are stories for another day. Here, we focus on celebrating nurses and nursing, represented through the voices of Medline post-acute and acute care clinicians.
Why is it important to celebrate nurses?
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Doreen Gendreau, Soroush Arjomand, Katie James, Kristin White, Kim Kehoe are Medline Clinical Nurses. Ronald Krinn, Dawn Fortna, Kaila Martin are Medline Clinical Nurse Educators. Patty Turner is the Medline Director of Clinical Services.