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Nurse appreciation

May 12, 2011

Today is World International Nurses Day, celebrated every May 12, which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Florence Nightingale (May 12, 1820 – August 13, 1910) – The Lady With The Lamp – was the pioneer of modern nursing.

Nursing is a very popular career, for men and women alike.  Nurses are very special people –  they can handle the vomit and blood, grumpy patients (or doctors!), ever-advancing technology and medical knowledge, all whilst showing compassion and caring, and working long hours in sometimes difficult conditions.  When you’re ill, having a wonderful nurse can make a huge difference. Have you ever thought about becoming a nurse?  Check this out –  Ministry of Health – Nursing

If you’re undecided or you just like reading about nursing life, try these:

My story : memoirs of a New Zealand nurse  (1956) by Mary Lambie

The other ANZACS : nurses at war 1914-1918 by Peter Rees

Matron knows best : the true story of a 1960s NHS nurse (2011) by Joan Woodcock

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