Everyone has had some kind of interaction with a nurse – starting from the day you were born! In 1994, May 6-12 (May 12th is Florence Nightingale’s birthday) was officially designated National Nurses Week. It is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on, and appreciate, the vital role that nurses play in our lives. If the opportunity arises, please take the time to thank a nurse for all they do.
Nurses are popular in the literary world too. The library has a great assortment of books and DVDs that feature nurses.
The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
My Name is Mary Sutter – Robin Oliveira
The Carousel – Richard Paul Evans
A Violet Season – Kathy Leonard Czepiel
The Life We Bury – Allen Eskins
Stella Bain – Anita Shreve
Bittersweet – Colleen McCullough
Never Change – Elizabeth Berg
The Secret Rescue – an untold story of American nurses and medics behind Nazi lines – Cate Lineberry
The Good Nurse – a true story of medicine, madness and murder – Charles Graeber
Nightingales: the extraordinary upbringing and curious life of Miss Florence Nightingale – Gillian Gill
Nurses – Marlene Targ Brill
Florence Nightingale – Demi
Clara and Davie – Patricia Polacco
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
To see a complete listing of titles about nurses, click here.