Celebrating a Caring Cadre of Nurses
During National Nurses Week, celebrated annually from May 6-12, nurses are recognized for the caring and dedication they provide within our healthcare settings. Nursing is a highly trusted profession known for their hard work, knowledge, integrity and high ethical standards. Nurses care for patients getting to know the whole person.
At Paradise Valley Estates, 30 of our 44 retired nurse residents gathered for lunch in the Oak Room on May 10 to celebrate and honor the profession. The group was pleased to be joined by nurse managers of Paradise Valley Estates and Sandy Schmidt-Berringer, RN, a member of the NCROC Board.
The nurses who have made Paradise Valley Estates home are certainly an accomplished group. Twenty one served our country as nurses in the Army, Navy and Air Force. Their service spanned from World War II through Desert Storm. Additionally, others practiced in hospitals, clinics, schools, ERs, ICUs, as flight nurses, hospice, and in long term care.
Many of the nurses sought additional graduate education and became nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse managers, directors of nursing, chief nursing officers, and health care executives. We are proud to have two Air Force general officers in our midst.
For these nurses, the legacy of caring continues. Many serve on committees, provide volunteer work and assist fellow residents when needed thus strengthening our community.