Posts Tagged ‘nurse appreciation’

Thank you to all nurses!

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Nurse holding babyIf your baby was in the NICU, you most likely spent a great deal of time with her team of nurses. Likewise, if you had a difficult pregnancy, a nurse was probably by your side assisting you the whole way.

Nurses are critical in the care of mothers and babies. Many families who have had a baby born prematurely or with a health condition have told us just how fantastic the nursing staff was at their hospital. Nurses are hardworking, compassionate, highly educated professionals who work around the clock to ensure that you and your baby get the care you need.

In honor of National Nurse’s Week we want to thank all of the nurses that have impacted March of Dimes’ families. In particular, we wish to congratulate the four nurses who won the March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarship Awards.

To recognize and promote excellence in nursing care of mothers and babies, the March of Dimes offers several $5,000 scholarships annually to registered nurses enrolled in graduate programs of maternal-child nursing. The March of Dimes Dr. Margaret C. Freda Graduate Nursing Scholarship Award was established in 2016 to honor long-time March of Dimes National Nurse Advisory Council Chair, volunteer, and friend, Dr. Margaret Comerford Freda. This award is given each year to the highest scoring graduate nursing scholarship applicant. Congratulations to our winners!

Did you have an amazing nurse that took care of you or your baby? How did he or she impact your NICU stay?

Share your story and help us thank all nurses for their unending dedication and incredibly hard work.


Give a shout-out to your nurse champion

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Nurse examines preemie in isolette Caring hands.

Warm smiles.

Tender support.

Wise words.

Exceptional skills.

In NICUs, labor and delivery units, prenatal care clinics, doctor’s offices and everywhere in between, nurses provide expert care. They ease pain, provide comfort and teach us how to have healthy pregnancies and babies.

Let’s face it. Nurses rock!

To kick off National Nurses Week, May 6 – 12, March of Dimes would like to invite you to give a shout-out to the nurse who was a champion for you or your baby.

  • How did your nurse midwife help you in your labor and delivery?
  • Did your baby have a NICU nurse that touched your life?
  • Do you have a nurse you want to honor or a story you’d like to share?

We at March of Dimes are taking this week to say thank you to all the nurses who go the extra mile. Tell us why you appreciate the nurse in your life.