This week is Nurses Week and we celebrate the outstanding nurses each and every day. I have had many encounters with Jersey nurses. I have multiple procedures or surgeries that have put me in the care of nurses. I'm amazed at how they maintain such a level of compassion and empathy on their long 12 hour shifts. For the most part their attitudes remain so positive and steady.

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In my personal opinion, the care that nurses provide seems to only be getting better. I was in the hospital in December during the pandemic and it was such a stressful time, but the nurses still  provided a very caring and calming attitude. What I love about that is as a patient you may not be feeling your best , but if you give them the respect they deserve they will make your hospital stay as comfortable as they can.

I can't imagine being around sickness and death for 12 hours then going home and functioning as a bright happy family member .That has to be so tough ,but nurses do that everyday. For me personally there will always be a special place in my heart for nurses.

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I had the opportunity a couple years ago to visit nurses and thank them when NJ 101.5 put a great promotion together. We went to ten hospitals throughout the great state of New Jersey . What a great pleasure it was to meet with so many nurses from different departments. A Big Joe thank you to all New Jersey nurses for all that you do. You are truly New Jersey heros

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