5 Inspirational Quotes for Nurses

by Suzie Farthing on June 22, 2014

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We have the privilege of profoundly touching lives everyday in health care. Our true and consistent opportunities to impact our patients and their loved ones rest in the simple human connections we make. A few kind words or seemingly insignificant gestures may be all that is needed to encourage or inspire someone going through a personal crisis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Nurses Day 2014!

by Suzie Farthing on May 12, 2014

Nurses Day 2014 - One Love for NursesNurses Day is on May 12 every year. The day we celebrate Florence Nightingale’s birthday throughout our profession.

However…

Nurses Day is about so much more than cursory celebrations. The occasion is about the essence of altruism, service, and respect for the poor in body and spirit. We are celebrating the charity of love, kindness, and generosity that has coursed through our vocation for centuries. On Nurses Day, we are also celebrating our nursing heritage.

We are lauding the men and women who laid the foundations for the hospitals, institutions, and missions across our country and around the world. Presently, as we strive to promote social justice, fiscal responsibility, and health care excellence, it is those men and women whose shoulders we stand on.

On Nurses Day, we are celebrating the spirit of commitment, compassion and excellence that is ubiquitous throughout our profession. We are celebrating each other, our heritage, and our beloved profession.

Let’s take this day as an opportunity to refocus on which is central to our professional success-a healthy body, mind, and spirit. The Bible provides truths that are central to this form of pure health.

These are…

…“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Luke 10:27

“Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.” – Philippians 2:1-2

Celebrate the true beauty of our profession this Nurses Day 2014!

With the warmest regard,

Suzie Farthing, RN

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034 Barbara Lumpkin, RN- A Florida Nurses Association Lobbyist, Advocate, and Legend

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Barbara Lumpkin, RN has been a steadfast advocate for the nursing profession since taking a position with the Florida Nurses Association (FNA) in 1974. Throughout these decades she has lobbied to improve healthcare for everyone and working conditions and rights for nurses throughout Florida and the United States. […]

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Cynthia Sanchez: Nurse Turned Pinterest Expert and New Media Business Consultant

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download   Cynthia Sanchez is a RN and former oncology nurse navigator turned Pinterest expert.  Cynthia took her passion for Pinterest to a new level by becoming a Pinterest business consultant.  Now, who knows what her future will bring? Just in case you don’t know…  Pinterest is a virtual […]

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032 The Secret Rescue: An untold story of American nurses and medics behind Nazi lines with author Cate Lineberry

January 24, 2014 Podcasts

Podcast: Play in new window | Download There is so much to learn about nursing from its history.  In this episode of One Love for Nurses, we learn about the early history of flight nursing.  I always say that it takes a great deal of courage to be a nurse.  It especially took a great […]

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031 Dr. Ed Briggs and Dr. Patricia Posey-Goodwin Discuss Healthcare Policy, Nurse Lobbying and the Florida Nurses Association

January 10, 2014 Podcasts

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Nurses must stand up, be counted, and let there voices be heard!  There is no greater and more effective way to do this than becoming involved with your nursing association, locally or nationally, and its legislative efforts. Edward Briggs, DNP, ARNP-C, President of the Florida Nurses Association and Patricia […]

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