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Describe the American Nurse & You Could Be Winner

In 140 characters or less, share your vision of the American nurse and you could win a copy of The American Nurse.

Being a nurse means different things to each person in the field. Do a search of "nurse" on Twitter and you'll find nurses sharing their thoughts from every specialty of nursing; plus there are nurse-moms, yoga nurses, diva nurses and everything in between. Following the Twitter format, we're now asking you to share your vision of what it means to be a nurse in America.

In 140 characters or less, submit your entry in the comments section below. One randomly selected winner will receive a copy of The American Nurse, photographs and interviews by Carolynn Jones. The is a beautiful coffee table book from The American Nurse Project: "a photojournalistic journey that aims to capture and share the images and stories of nurses from all across American and to celebrate the role of the nurse in this country's healthcare system."


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The kind and brave nurse
treats the body, mind, and soul
of each sick patient.

Holly Taylor,  BSN RN CNOR,  St. VincentApril 25, 2014
Little Rock, AR

The word Nurse has been in my vocabulary since my Grandmother was a nurse. She was born in the late 1800s and was a nurse who raised one child, my father, by herself after my grandfather died shortly after returning from war when my dad was only 6 mo. old. I myself became a nurse as did one of my sisters. Nursing... a word that means many things to many people all over the world: non judgemental, love, caring, compassion, empathy, courageous, nuturing, tireless, an angel on earth. There are so many wonderful nurses in the world who give of themselves daily asking nothing in return but a smile and a "Thank You for all you do". For I beleive we have chosen to be nurses for ourselves as well as for those we serve and care for, and we find great joy in helping others. I commend my fellow nurses as they continue to witness the amazing joys of life unfolding each day from caring and being a nurse.

Diane Griswold,  RN,  BCBSMay 20, 2013
Albany , NY

Compassionate, intelligent, passionate, kind, and empathic, are just a few words to describe nurses.

Michelle   May 18, 2013

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