Nurses: The woman in the red scrubs is me . . . saluting YOU. Because, as you likely know . . .
National Nurses' Week begins May 6th and ends May 12--Florence Nightingale's birthday. In my opinion, appreciation for who you are, what you do (day in and day out, shift after double shift, through joy, tragedy and everything in between) should be celebrated 24/7 for 365 days a year. That you are there, that you care, is incredibly important. Ask your team mates and every patient and family member who has counted on your skill and compassion in a time of need. In my 30-plus years in the ER, I know what a blessing each and every one of you are.
So, to help celebrate your week, YOU, I'd like to offer a chance to take a break, put those tired feet up and escape: with a free, signed copy of one of two novels in the exciting new Mercy Hospital series. If your name is drawn in my book giveaway, you'll have your choice of CRITICAL CARE or DISASTER STATUS. You'll "scrub in" for pulse-quickening medical drama, suspense, humor and a heartwarming romance--with an encouraging prescription for hope.
The giveaway is open to all nurses. I'll draw names on May 12th, and notify the winner by e-mail. For a chance at a signed copy of Critical Care or Disaster Status, simply post a brief note below, telling me how long you've been a nurse and what type of nursing you do (or did, if retired).
I look forward to hearing from you. Meanwhile enjoy your week and your much deserved kudos. Here's to YOU. I'm raising my stethoscope in a salute to say: Thank you for for caring.