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5 Patients Express Gratitude During Nurses Week

Nurses positively impact the lives of many people on a daily basis. Often times, it’s the sincere gratitude that patients and their families provide that helps to motivate nurses to keep delivering compassionate care.

In celebration of this year’s Nurses Week, we asked five patients to provide some words of appreciation for the nurses who have cared for them in their times of need. Here are their words of appreciation:


“The day that I was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer, my nurse went above and beyond to provide me and my family with endless emotional support and answers to a billion questions. She held me when I cried, and worked diligently to keep my family in good spirits during that difficult time. I will never forget how she made me feel, and for that, she has my eternal gratitude.”


“When I was in the hospital the day after receiving my pacemaker, I remember my nurse coming into my room at 7:30 in the morning to introduce himself and alert me that my pacemaker was not working properly, telling me to not be alarmed. He explained that my heart rate was only 43 beats per minute and that the pacemaker was not capturing it correctly. He called the physician at my bedside and stayed with me until they took me back into the cardiac cath lab. His calm and professional approach made me feel safe, and I can’t thank him enough!”


“I have spent my entire life in hospitals due to my seizure disorder. The nurses who have cared for me over the years are a true gift from God. Their limitless compassion and dedication to making me feel better each time I am admitted is inspiring. Nurses do so much for me and my family and we are very thankful for their compassionate and skillful care.”


“All I can say about nurses is that they deserve all the credit in the world. The unfortunate reality is that they don’t get enough recognition for their selfless dedication to their patients, and I just want to let everyone know that I have so much respect for nurses. Thank you for saving my life, over and over again! You deserve a great deal more recognition for the amazing work you do!”


“My appreciation for nurses…where do I start? Nurses are amazing, benevolent, compassionate, dedicated, efficient, intelligent, resourceful, tenacious, trustworthy, and valuable. I’ve had many nurses care for me and members of my family over the years, and they have really made all the difference. Thank you, nurses, for all the sacrifices you make to take care of those in need!”

Best Wishes!


This Guest Blog article originally appeared on TheNurseSpeak.com and Kaplan Test Prep's Calling All Nurses.

Damion Jenkins RN, MSN is the founder and CEO of The Nurse Speak, LLC. - a nurse education and consultation services company and blog. He specializes in creating individualized tutoring plans that helps his students develop test taking strategies for success. He also offers consulting services for healthcare facilities desiring expert knowledge and understanding of professional growth and staff development principles, customer service and patient satisfaction strategies, improving nursing staff retention and job satisfaction, and workplace conflict resolution skills. His blog offers helpful tips, strategies, and discussion to enhance the nursing profession. Damion is also an adjunct professor for a local community college in the Baltimore City area, and teaches a variety of healthcare courses including: Nursing, Certified Nurse Assistant, Geriatric Nurse Assistant, Certified Patient Care Technician, IV Therapy, Phlebotomy, Certified Medicine Aide, and Nurse Refresher. With more than 20 years of customer service and leadership experience, Damion offers many resources and strategies for success that have been shown to improve the delivery of nursing care excellence. He has helped a variety of healthcare facilities create and maintain patient satisfaction committees resulting in improving survey scores and increased reimbursements, and he is often sought out to provide expert advice on how to positively impact workplace culture and job satisfaction among nursing staff.

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