The holidays are known for good food, festive cheer, and time spent with loved ones. Most professions allow time off around the holidays for travel and spending time with friends and family. Between Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and many other special days, the season is truly a magical opportunity to bond and show your love for friends and family. Not everyone gets that time off, though, and some are working hard during these holidays to make sure you and your family are safe, healthy, and well cared for. Nurses are a prime example of individuals who make this sacrifice each year.
Since you never know when someone could need immediate medical attention and some people need constant care, nurses are used to working long, odd hours throughout the year. This can include double shifts, late nights, early mornings, and weekends. Holidays are no different. Accidents and illness still strike unexpectedly, and nurses are dedicated to making sure they are there to help heal and care for you and your loved ones. And they do it all without any expectation of thanks, compensation beyond their wages, or reward beyond the knowledge of the good they have contributed to the world.
As you are sitting around the table enjoying meals for various occasions this holiday season, remember the sacrifice nurses make as they trade their time with family and friends to care for yours. They are our real life, everyday heroes, and they continuously strive to make the world a little better and brighter day by day, patient by patient. Make sure to thank the nurses in your life for their hard work and dedication this season and every season.
If you’re a nurse who is working over the holidays this season, thank you from the entire recruitment team at Next Travel Nursing. We take incredible pride in working with nurses like you who put patients first every single day.
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