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It is practically impossible to recognize all that nurses do in taking care of the health and well being of this country. In honor of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), Griffin Hospital recognized its nurses with a special celebration and two simple words that carry a lot of meaning.

The theme of this year’s Griffin Hospital Nurse Day Celebration was “Thank You!” It was an appreciation of not just what nurses do, but for the people they are.

Nurses are the heart and soul of a hospital, providing a delicate, comforting hand when many of us come into this world and when many of us leave it. So, it wasn’t surprising when excerpts from letters and patient survey comments from Griffin Hospital patients read aloud at the Nurse Day Celebration included expressions of gratitude not just for medical care, but for calming nerves and providing a sense of security and understanding.

These statements of patient appreciation were followed by photos of hospital staff and administration expressing their respect and admiration of nurses by holding poster boards with messages of thanks.

The celebration was capped off with the announcements of this year’s Nurse Day award winners for exceptional commitment and dedication to providing the best care for our patients.

There is no way to truly appreciate all that nurses do for us and our loved ones, but a heartfelt “thank you” can go a long way and is a simple, sincere way to repay some of the comfort and care they offer every day and everywhere.

Become a nurse

A career in Nursing can be a truly rewarding experience, providing a strong sense of teamwork, appreciation and satisfaction that you are doing something that helps others.

If you are interested in becoming a nurse The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers offers a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program to get you started on the path to a career in Nursing. The need for nursing aides and Registered Nurses is expected to increase by more than 20 percent by 2020, offering job security in a personally satisfying career field.

The next session of School of Allied Health Careers’ CNA classes begin May 19 and there are day and evening class options. This comprehensive and affordable program gets students certified and prepared to apply for a healthcare career in months, providing state-of-the-art simulation equipment, hands-on training and opportunities for direct patient care at Griffin Hospital.

Anyone 18 years of age or older with a High School Diploma or GED may apply for admission. For more information or to apply, call 203.732.1276 or visit griffinheath.org/allied-health.