Today is the start of Nurses Week, a week dedicated to celebrating all the hardworking nurses who care for our communities, and work to save lives.
As a nurse, I’ve seen firsthand just how difficult this past year has been in our health care community. Nurses and other health care workers have faced a two-front battle as they’ve fought to keep our communities safe while advocating for nurse and patient safety.
And to celebrate Nurses Week, nurses from across the country will be holding drive-in vigils (following strict social distancing guidelines) to stand in solidarity with and honor their fallen nurse colleagues. During the event, we’ll honor and read the names of the over 400 nurses who have lost their lives to Covid-19.