National Nurses Week is celebrated May 6-12 each year while National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10, but nurses and teachers both deserve much more than a week of recognition.
Not only does it take a lot of hard work and dedication to become a nurse or a teacher but being in the field can be equally as challenging.
These jobs are not for just anyone but those who are in the profession are meant to be there. There are a couple occupations people feel “born” to be in, and nursing and teaching are two of those. In nursing school and education courses, many teachers tell their students if they didn’t feel the respective career was their dream, they would find out in their first few classes if it were meant for them or not.
Nurses and teachers are similar in they care for multiple people at a time and put their all into caring for either their patients or students. It is not an easy job and often nurses and teachers go without thanks.
We’d like to say thank you to all our area teachers and nurses, as they do so much for our community. Teachers take care of our students and help develop them into good people, and nurses heal and provide medical attention to the people we love.
Without nurses and teachers, nothing would be the same. We want them to know their work is not gone unnoticed and they are appreciated.