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National Nurses Week!

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

Florence Nightingale Pledge

This modified "Hippocratic Oath" was composed in 1893 by Mrs. Lystra E. Gretter and a Committee for the Farrand Training School for Nurses, Detroit, Michigan. It was called the Florence Nightingale Pledge as a token of esteem for the founder of modern nursing. I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care. It's been over 25 years since I repeated this pledge in a candlelight ceremony where I was "pinned." I can still remember the difficulty I had getting the words out. Not because of nervousness or not knowing what the words were....but of the difficulty of saying the words out loud while choking back the tears. My heart was bursting in pride and humbleness ....I truly was pledging to be the best nurse I could be. If you have a favorite nurse, or know a nurse who performs her work with the Nightingale Pledge at heart.....please visit us on Facebook and make a comment about them. Once all the comments are in, we'll choose a nurse and send her a special Christmas ornament as a small token of appreciation. Please make your comment on the National Nurses Week post. Thanks! Now GO HUG A NURSE!

5/15/11

CONGRATULATIONS TO NURSE KATHY E.

Thank you Kathy for all that you do....we appreciate you))))

Kathy will receive a special Old World Christmas ornament as a small thank you and token of appreciation.

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