Thank you ...

  1. Greetings, all. This is my first time here.

    I'm not a nurse myself, although I'm seriously considering making a career change to become an RN. Right now, I'm a healthcare journalist who writes primarily about the nursing profession and related topics and issues. I guess you could say I'm a friend of the profession.

    I've met hundreds of nurses during my career and -- despite the challenges you face each day -- the majority are caring, intelligent professionals who provide excellent and compassionate patient care.

    I wanted to take a moment to say "thank you" for all the work you do. Your hard work and dedication goes unrecognized most of the time, and you work in the shadow of physicians and other so-called profit generators within hospital systems.

    A hospital could function with a few doctors, but let's see what would happen if we lost our nurses ...

    Have a wonderful day.
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Welcome to Allnures. Thanks for the nice comments that I agree 100% with.

    I hope you do indeed make the switch to nursing and you find our forums helpful.
  4. by   CHATSDALE
    thanks for the pat on the back, everyone appreciates it when someone takes notice
  5. by   BrnEyedGirl
    Wow,...that was nice,...thank you for the kind words!!! It's nice to hear the positive comments!
  6. by   allantiques4me
    Thanks for your acknowledgement!!What an uplifting letter.
  7. by   CRNI-ICU20
    HOw nice to be affirmed from someone on the outside looking in.....that makes my day!!
  8. by   namaste_71
    You're welcome! :-)

    :spin:
  9. by   SW_07
    Awww what a nice post. Thank you. A friend of the profession indeed. Welcome to allnurses
  10. by   Diary/Dairy
    Thanks for your kind comments. Glad to have you here!
  11. by   WHITE CHOCLATE
    :spin::spin:
    WELCOME AND "THANK YOU" FOR SHOWING APPRECIATION TO NURSES.WITH ALL THE CRITICISM NURSES GET...YOU BRING A BREATH OF FRESH AIR.......MWAH THANX
  12. by   Southernurse
    [font=book antiqua]thank you, on a bad nursing day, it's nice to read that. going to go center now....
  13. by   VivaRN
    Thank you for your kind words and understanding. It is awesome that you want to be a nurse!

    Whatever you decide to do, PLEASE PLEASE keep writing. We need journalists like you to let the public know what we do! Give us names in photographs (so many say "Dr. Smith and a nurse"), show that it takes compassion and intelligence, that we know more than how to fluff a pillow. No one will know unless people like you tell them! Put nursing on the front page...

    and welcome to allnurses!

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