While nursing has changed a lot since the days of Florence Nightingale, one thing remains the same – nurses are more than just caregivers, they’re also educators and confidantes. Nurses are one of the first points of contact for patients, whether they are going for a routine office visit or being admitted to a hospital for urgent care or surgery, and the ability to build a rapport and trust quickly is vital.
A true testament to the impact nurses make are the heartwarming stories you hear about patients who were inspired to pursue careers in nursing because of the outstanding care they have personally received from nurses during their lives.
While nurses work across a variety of settings and in various roles, all nurses play vital roles in their patients’ treatment and recovery. And, that support also stems beyond patients – supporting their fellow nurses day in and day out. When patient loads are heavy and staffing levels are low, nurses rely on one another for the support they need to maintain the highest standards of patient care.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes a 12% increase in employed registered nurses is expected from 2018 to 2028. The Bureau also notes that the state of New York ranks the third highest for number of registered nurses employed.
As an agency dedicated to working with nurses, we have our own list of things to love about nurses and to celebrate during the Year of the Nurse and Midwife:
- Nurses are there when you need them most – whether you’re experiencing a high volume of patients or need staff to help cover vacations, you can depend on our nurses to jump in
- Per diem nurses are so flexible – they may not get much notice before picking up shifts, but they are always ready to support the doctors, nurses and patients who are waiting for them
- Nurses have heart – it isn’t just a job, it’s a passion for helping others