How do you thank the people in the profession who can save your life? You just do it.
This blog is because we can all use reminders now and then to acknowledge those who help get us where we are at. Mama says that thank-you notes “never go out of fashion“. A thank you card, note, letter or gift of appreciation to nurses is an act of grace.
Think about it. How many times have you been helped by a nurse? Here’s a few. Nurses tend to us in our first minutes of life. When we are sick, hurt, or broken, they have answers and solutions. If we have surgery, they are by the doctors and at our side. It is difficult to imagine where we would be without them.
Given the state of mind we are in when see a nurse, we can lack the words to express gratitude for their choices, strength, and wisdom.
Sending messages of acknowledgement may seem like a small gesture, but it makes a difference with professionals who care for others non-stop. They are people, just like you. A sincere “thank you” can lift their spirits and reinforce that what they do in this world, in your world, makes a difference.
See below for few examples of heartfelt thank-you messages for nurses.
Either you have had a surgery or suffered an accident and needed urgent care – regardless of the situation, you were in a hospital bed for a while and a nurse was attending to you.
“Dear _____, I am grateful for your kindness, service, and care. Your attention made such a difference. I know you are busy with lots of patients, but you made me feel special and cared for. My recovery would not have been the same without you. – with sincere appreciation, ”
Include their name. Be as specific as you can be about what they did for you and what it means to you. Your memory and words show this nurse that they are a special person who made difference to you.
Which brings us to the next type of thank you card: A full nursing team thank-you. If there is not a particular nurse you would like to call out, a good idea is to acknowledge the entire group that cared for you. This way, you tell the group of nurses that they are all equally important to your recovery.
“To the nursing team who took care of me, Thank you for your great efforts. I am sure that there are times that you wonder if people notice your hard work. You make a difference! I wanted to take a moment to recognize you all. I am grateful that my care was in your hands! – thanks so much!”
While patients have all the right to express gratitude to the nursing staff who cared for them, other hospital staff often share their appreciation as well. Directors, doctors, social workers, admissions, assistants, and volunteers can all give nurses the thanks they deserve. Here are examples:
“To all the nurses at (hospital name): THANK YOU for your tireless support and hard work. We are all the better for having you on our team!”
No matter who writes the Thank You, it is an acknowledgement of all the sweat, work, and care that nurses give to patients and to the hospital where they work. These nurses make everyone’s job and day better.
“Nurses: your care and professionalism are what makes working here and helping patients together so great. Thank you!”
This note highlights how the service that nurses provide at their hospital is what makes the institution work. Care is a collective effort, however, the job done by nurses contributes greatly to the success of a hospital’s mission and purpose.
There are thankfully very few crisis’s that affect hundreds or thousands of people at once, but when they do, groups of nurses move forward to help everyone. The COVID-19 pandemic, terrorist attacks or war all impact large groups of people. Nurses are there, every day giving their full attention to lots of patients at the same time. Thank-you notes really keep them moving forward.
“Many thanks to your hard work in these troubling times. Your courage and commitment during such emotion and chaos is humbling. Perhaps you think this is an overused term, but you really are superheroes!”
This note elevates the hard work nurses do, regardless of the circumstances and of what is going on.
“Thank you, nurses, for your hard work. So many lives are saved every day because of the work you do selflessly. You show up and make a real difference at a time when most of us feel helpless.”
Nurses are the frontline heroes in the peak of COVID-19. They risked their lives to care for others, and we all should be grateful. This note showcases support that can come from anyone, even those not being treated by a nurse. It simply acknowledges the effort nurses put into work whenever something grave happens.
“Dear nurses, our thoughts, hopes and prayers are with you all during these times. Thank you for your hard work during the pandemic and every day.”
Thank-you messages can make anyone’s day much better, and gives motivation to keep up with good work.
Of course, we from CircleOf had to do the same with our own message to ALL nurses:
You make the world a better place. We know you are put to the test emotionally and physically most every day. The expertise, compassion, and care you give to us all is inspiring and motivates all of us to keep trying our best.
Your long hours of work prove how deep your mission of caring for others runs. You are rare. You are true heroes.
From all patients, friends, and families, and from us at CircleOf –
Thank you for everything you do.
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