2017 – Year of the Healthy Nurse
Every year from May 6th to May 12th is National Nurses Week. It has been a long road fighting for the recognition they deserve, beginning in 1953 with a failed proposal to designate a National Nurses Day. Over several decades, support has grown as people realize that nurses are not only the heart and soul of our healthcare system, they are special people. Not everyone can do that job. I have seen how hard it can be. Long shifts, short staff, too many patients, too few breaks, yet they don’t stop caring. They are the eyes and ears of the doctors, and they are the voice of the people they care for. The mindset of the ones who heed the call to be caregivers dictates that they give and give and give some more before they even think of taking care of themselves. Putting yourself at the end of the line seems noble, but it can be disastrous in the long run. I have watched my wife, an amazing nurse, struggle with this. That is why I am so excited to see that the American Nurses Association has designated 2017 the “Year of the Healthy Nurse”
Self Care is critical in my field, and is equally important for people in the trenches of healthcare. If you do not take care of yourself, you will reach a point where you cannot effectively take care of others. Getting enough quality sleep, eating to benefit your health, reducing stress, and addressing those aches and pains that we all try to ignore or push through, can all extend not only the length and quality of our lives, but extend the quality of the care we can give to others and the length of our careers.
When I opened my business, I thought Nurses Week was a great idea, but I wanted to celebrate them all year round. That is why all nurses get 15% OFF of all full price services all the time. When you schedule your appointment, enter the Discount Code: NURSE15. In addition to the every day Nurses Discount, I celebrate NURSES MONTH! I could not possibly get this to enough deserving people in only one week, so for the entire month of May, Nurses get a DOUBLE DISCOUNT. Change that Discount Code to NURSE30 for all appointments in the month of May, and get 30% OFF of all full price services.
“I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.”