We can’t say thank you enough to the brave nurses (who, in our eyes, are superheroes) keeping us safe on the front lines during this unprecedented COVID crisis.
For MONTHS, they’ve put their own health at risk while working never-ending shifts in packed hospitals where they care for countless infected (or soon-to-be infected) Americans without adequate equipment to properly do their job.
At some point, we hope to personally give them all of the flowers they deserve but, until then, we’ll spotlight some of the essential baddies making a difference in hospitals across the world.
Hit the flip for a gallery of essential baddies slaying on the front lines.
““Are you the nurse or the LPN?”
“Both. Hi, I’m Sam and I’ll be your nurse today 😎” #thenursesam #lpn #lvn” – Well, hellooo Nurse Sam!
“There will be days you feel you have everything under control and there will be days you feel like you know nothing. We all experience that. No one has it all figured out so don’t let anyone make you feel like you should. Be patient with yourself and forgive yourself often but most importantly learn and grow from every situation. Reminder: No one is perfect. Keep going. Keep growing” – AMEN
“Miami Nurses, your job search just got a lot easier! I’m excited to announce the Miami launch of @incrediblehealth the new way nurses get hired. Incredible Health flips the script on nurse hiring by having hospitals apply to *you* instead of the other way around. The best part? It’s 100% free for nurses. Click the link in my bio to have your dream nursing job delivered in 30 days” – if you’re reading this, we appreciate you
“It’s Friyayyy guys!! Considering my weekend started Wednesday, it’s almost time to head back to work – What are you guys up to this weekend?” – well, probably getting our Easter outfits together for stay-at-home service, fighting over toilet paper at Publix and making Cheddar Bay biscuits from scratch
“When your heart craves something so deeply, it’s not just because of your passion, it’s because God planted that burning desire in your heart & because he planted it there, He will ALWAYS bless it & make sure He sees you through. I hope you all continue to push forward with full faith that God will surely bless you and whatever you are working towards in life. Do your part and He for sure will do his! Have a great rest of your week (P.S – these @wearfigs burgundy scrubs tho)” – AMEN
“FLU SEASON PSA 🗣
#tbt Its that time of year again…I know some people are on the fence about the flu shot and I get that but the numbers don’t lie, let’s prevent the flu completely with the tips below👇🏾👩🏾⚕️💉
The 2018-2019 flu season was the longest season in 10 years and spanned 21 weeks with record high incidents😳
There is suspicion that this season may be just as severe…
💉CDC recommends everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine every year before flu activity begins in their community
*Pro Tip- get vaccinated by the end of October each year, if possible
💉Handwashing is still the the best way to combat the spread of germs!
💉Avoid close contact with sick people, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, cover your coughs and sneezes, wash your hands often, clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with flu viruses.
💉If you get the flu, antiviral drugs can be used to treat flu illness but should be taken early. Antiviral drugs can make illness milder and shorten the time you are sick. They also can prevent serious flu complications, like pneumonia.
How many of you have already gotten your flu shot?” – most of these tips apply to Coronavirus too
“Healthcare workers are on the frontline of fighting this virus! We can potentially be exposed to a number of diseases, viruses, bacteria every time we go to work. Healthcare workers need personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep us, our families, and communities safe!!” – we agree 100%
“Nurses, we have to be careful with what we say and how treat our coworkers. That especially includes our new nurses and nursing students. I’ve witnessed first hand this past week how cruel and mean some nurses can be when new nurses and nursing students approach my work area. It almost seems that we forget how tough our personal transition from student to nurse was when we first began our own nursing journeys. We have to do a better job at creating a positive work environment that is conducive to learning and growing in our practice” – MESSAGE
“It’s comforting to know that I’m amongst such a brilliant community of nurses out there working towards a similar goal” – yessss, keep going!
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9” – AMEN
“#MondayMotivation In 2016, I decided to go back to school and get a second degree in nursing. During this time, I didn’t have the option to rely on family support and struggled to work several jobs to pay for school expenses. I can recall so many times when I wanted to give up but instead of giving in to my circumstances, I channeled all my energy on the woman I wanted to become. I created vision boards. I wrote down my future goals. I saved pictures of places I wanted to visit. I had no idea of what amazing adventures and people that would soon come but I envisioned the life I wanted to live. Im grateful that I never gave up. Dream big. Stay focused. MAKE IT HAPPEN” – AMEN
“Sometimes I have to remind myself that God & the universes timing is always right! This time that I’ve had off and me not passing the NCLEX the first time was ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. There’s so many things that I want to work on with myself. I’ve felt lost in my books for years and this is finally the time for me to get myself together mentally, spiritually, physically, and emotionally. I am SO grateful! Remember, that your time, is the RIGHT time”
“Sometimes in the pursuit of our dreams we get weary and we forget what made us passionate about it in the first place. I’m here to remind you, if you’re having any doubts about your abilities to withstand the hardships that come between you and your goal, YOU CAN DO IT. KEEP GOING. Life will break you down, it will hit you at your core, it will test you, but YOU ARE CAPABLE of anything you set your mind to. Just keep reminding yourself of your “why”
“After a long Night shift it feels good to finally get home and get in my bed #onwednesdayswewearpink #nightshiftnurse #blacknurseskillinit #nursesofinstagram #psychnurse” – we appreciate you, boo