President Obama’s inspiring quotes about nurses for Nurses Week

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National Nurses Week is an annual celebration designed to highlight and honor the varied and all too often under-appreciated nurses. Of course, this ranges from hospital staff nurses to educators to nurse administrators and others. The week appropriately leads up to the birthday of Florence Nightingale.

Here are four quotes from President Obama that speak to the importance of the role of nurses in our national health care system. Regardless of which side of the political aisle you sit on, we think you’ll agree that our president gets it right about our profession in these snippets.

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