2016 was an eventful year for Nursing. There’s so many heartwarming news about the nursing industry. As we embrace 2017 with open arms, here’s 5 times Nursing caught national attention in 2016.
- The Nursing Shortage
In February 2016, The Atlantic published an article ” The U.S. is running out of nurses”, digging inside the ever growing problem that’s facing the American Nursing industry, Nursing shortage. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurse shortage will reach 1.2 million between 2014 and 2022. (USSI Infographic) The report states that the driving force for this shortage is the aging of the baby boomers and registered nurses. This shortage in turn creates more positions and opportunities for Travel Nursing.
2. The Adorable 5-year-old cancer patient proposes to his favorite nurse
This adorable 5-year-old boy was diagnosed with leukemia. When he heard his favorite Nurse in Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego wants to get married, he planned this most adorable proposal of all times.
3. Ellen surprise 6 San Diego Nurses with Magic Mike
Ellen has been doing great surprises for Nurses throughout the years. After supporting Miss Colorado – Nurse Kelley with The View disputes in 2015 and an adorable prank on a nurse with Bruno Mars in 2014, Ellen surprised a group of 6 Nurses from San Diego with their favorite, Channing Tatum and it’s heart warming.
4. Nurse ( Dental Assistant) in iconic VJ Day photo dies at age 92.
On September 11th, 2016, The death of Greta Friedman – The dental assistant in this iconic VJ day photo – made CNN headline. She told Veterans History Project that the reason the sailor kissed someone who dressed like a nurse was because “he felt so very grateful to the nurses who took care of the wounded.”
5. NICU nurse dress up infants as superheros for Halloween
Again on October 27th, 2016, a NICU nurse made CNN headline by dressing up babies in her unit as superheros for Halloween. Babies in the NICU unit will spent their first Halloween at the Hospital. “Providing an opportunity for them to celebrate Halloween with their little ones allows them a sense of normalcy, and to celebrate their baby’s first milestones, which is what every family wants to do.” St Luke Hospital’s spoke women told CNN.