It's Memorial Day, and I'm off on this holiday after working the weekend. I'm thinking about my colleagues who are working at the hospital today instead of swimming, grilling, and sipping on Arnold Palmers. I'm also thinking of the members of service we honor with this holiday, and those who gave all.
I can relate to the feeling of sacrifice that comes with working holidays, but I can't begin to relate to the sacrifice made by those members of service and those families who have given and/or risked all to serve our country. I can only express gratitude and a moment to honor these brave souls. And today, I'm thinking about those nurses who have made both sacrifices.
A Day in the Life of a Military Nurse is a snapshot moving picture that's worth a peek, featured on EveryNurse.org. The resource serves the nursing profession with career profiles like military and other paths in nursing. Or you just might be inspired by EveryNurse’s features on how you might serve as a volunteer nurse beyond the borders of your everyday practice. I especially enjoyed reading today about the history of military nursing to include the volunteer effort that started this branch of the military and the nursing profession.
This post is dedicated to those who have given their all, and to inspiring new ideas to practice service that benefits the greater good.
Editor's note: I love hearing from readers. Have you or someone you know served as a military nurse? Have you found another way to serve humankind as a volunteer nurse? Feel free to comment here or to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org