As some of you may know, the World Health Organization named 2020 the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife,” as it is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. What a year to set aside for nurses! When picturing the year of the nurse, we imagined a celebration – not a pandemic – and certainly would have hoped for a more propitious year.
COVID-19 hit us like a tornado. The hospital system was completely overwhelmed. During this time, I witnessed an unprecedented loss of life. Now I am picking up the pieces, much like a survivor of a massive storm would, returning home to survey the damage.
By Angela Babaev, DNP Care and sense of duty are some of the initial thoughts that come to mind when we think of a nurse. Being a nurse is significantly more than a health care professional. […]