2020 Recap: The Year of the Nurse

2020 Recap: The Year of the Nurse

The 200th Anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale was on May 12th of this year, dubbing 2020 The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. But boy, did we not have any idea just how much this year was going to be impacted by nurses and the healthcare community as a whole.

21 resolutions for nurses in 2021

 

 

As this year comes to a close, we decided to look back at the events that defined 2020. A simple crawl through our blog gave a pretty clear image of how the year progressed. To say the least, it’s simply breathtaking what the nurses and our collective world community have experienced this year.

  

Take a look back with us below at some of the good, the bad, and the very ugly events catalogued in our blog posts that defined 2020 as a year unlike any other.

 

We started optimistically enough…

In one of the very first articles we did in 2020, we took a look at some very promising predicted nursing employment trends expected for the year.

 

Health, as always, was a priority…

The Healthy People 2020 initiative was on target and we seemed to be on track to continuing to improve important aspects of health, disease, and disability throughout the year.

 

Your holiday 2020 nurse's gift wish list

A reminder to be mindful is always helpful…

Stress comes with the job when it comes to nursing. Practicing mindfulness will help you become more self-aware and in touch with your emotional, physical, and mental experiences.

Then the pandemic hit…

Nurses all of a sudden found themselves thrown on the dangerous front lines, battling an invisible enemy; exhaustion, infection, lack of PPE, testing shortages, and patient loss now made up so many nurses day-to-day.

 

A Heartbreaking Decision: Nurses Leaving During the Pandemic

Things seemed to change rapidly from day to day…

Due to the seriousness of the virus and the relative unfamiliarity on how to deal with it, nurses and the world found found themselves in a continuous barrage of rapidly changing events. Most times, it was hard to keep up.

 

Your Holiday 2020 Nurses Gift Wish List

It became apparent that nurses needed support…

 

Hospitals are overwhelmed, nurses and healthcare workers are working extended back-to-back shifts and distancing from their families, patients are often lost too quickly, and a lack of PPE has everyone nervous. Critical Incident Stress Management is a MUST.

Where We Are Now: How COVID-19 Has Changed Nursing

Nurses found some much needed support…

Celebrities began reaching out and helping in a very big way to support the healthcare system and nurse heroes.

 

Your Holiday 2020 Nurses Gift Wish List

And then nurses offered some extra support of their own…

We’ve seen nurses and members of the medical community across the country speaking up against police brutality and systemic racism. As natural advocates and caregivers for those in need of help, nurses are particularly built to help with this movement.

Petitions and Funds Seeking to End Police Violence and Support the Black Community in Need

We saw some nurses forced to leave the profession they love…

 

Death tolls are on the rise. Safety conditions continue to be a concern. And nurses on the frontlines are facing a tough decision – stay and risk theirs and their family’s health or leave their jobs.

A Heartbreaking Decision: Nurses Leaving During the Pandemic

an important piece of legislature was introduced…

The NNU tries to do something to protect nurses during the pandemic with the introduction of the HEROES Act; employers in the healthcare industry across the U.S. will be mandated by law to protect their employees safety and well-being while providing medical care during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

The HEROES Act What It Means for Nursing During the Pandemic

We face the fact that nursing has been changed by covid-19…

 

A lot of the changes experienced in the nursing industry have been made quickly due to to necessity and rippled through hospitals across the U.S.

 

Where We Are Now: How COVID-19 Has Changed Nursing

Nurses get the recognition they deserve…

Time Magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People of 2020 included 2 amazing nurses.

 

Your Holiday 2020 Nurses Gift Wish List

We prepare for a flu season unlike any other…

2020 has been a year like none other with the impacts of Coronavirus. And now we are in what is already the busiest season for the healthcare system– flu season.

 

How This Year's Flu Season Will Look Different For Nurses

A light at the end of the tunnel…

A vaccine is rolled out and nurses around the country begin receiving the first doses.

 

 

Vaccine Update: What do you think?

We resolve to make 2021 the best it can be…

Can we all just give a collective breath of relief that 2020 is coming to a close? Here are 21 resolutions crafted just for nurses.

21 resolutions for nurses in 2021

We’ve come a long way since January 2020. Here’s to a better and brighter 2021!

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