They are highly skilled, compassionate, and patient. They work to the highest standards and create an environment that raises the bar for everyone.
They give up holidays and a predictable life at home to help to build a legacy for children living in difficult circumstances.
They come from around the world to work on the most difficult pediatric heart cases in some of the most challenging environments.
They are nurses—we want to praise our amazing nurses today, International Nurses’ Day.
They are excellent educators—they work along side local medical staff in a collaborative way, seeking to understand local conventions while passing along their knowledge and best practices.
They do the emotionally and physically demanding work of nursing while never forgetting that our patients are kids, needing extra tenderness and patience.
They are interested in making a difference in places where others won’t go. They remain professional through power outages, lack of sleep, and packed schedules. They improvise solutions that work in places where supplies are lacking.
They work across cultures and across languages. They see the heart of each person…literally.
Happy International Nurses’ Day, we’re grateful for each of you!