nursing spectrum and nurseweek :nurses truly are extraordinary! the rns of nursing spectrum and nurseweek salute you for your contributions of practice, courage, and compassion to your patients, your families, and your communities. many points on the compass of care for this special nurses week issue, we are featuring you, the nurses of america. you practice in all kinds of roles in diverse settings preventing disease and injury, teaching patients and families, and caring for the sick and dying. you probe the depth of the human condition-the strength and suffering of the body, mind, heart, and spirit. your understanding of science and your critical-thinking skills fuel your work, but you also know the power of human touch, a sympathetic ear, and an encouraging word. most of all, you embody the american spirit of giving and caring at its finest. you shine in every corner of our country and our world-caring for children in the nation's capital and the elderly in san francisco. you practice in the eds of philly and the ors of minnesota. you conduct research in atlanta and teach the next generation of nurses in boston. and, you help save lives in the battlefields of far-flung lands. this is your career and your calling. as a nation, we're grateful you answered that call.http://nsweb.nursingspectrum.com/nursesweek/------------------------advance for nurses: http://nursing.advanceweb.com/common/editorial/editorial.aspx?cc=52803what's right with nursing?with its focus on our profession, national nurses week is a great opportunity for us to take stock and think about what we do and what it means.------------------american nurses association:[color=#6699cc]"nurses: many roles, one profession" is the theme for the 2005 national nurses week, celebrated may 6-12 each year. [color=#6699cc]a message from ana president barbara blakeney greetings! as we celebrate national nurses week 2005 (nnw), may 6-12, the american nurses association (ana) and its constituent member associations (cmas) are saluting nurses across the country with the theme nurses: many roles, one profession. more...[color=#6699cc]how are you celebrating national nurses week? read how national nurses week is being celebrated!