Thank Our Nursing Staff – Nurses Week 2024

Share your gratitude for our nurses!

Our Nursing Staff deserve recognition all year round for their dedication to bringing the best quality medical care to our patients. In honor of National Nurses Week 2024, please share a message of gratitude, encouragement, or love for the UF Health Shands Nursing Staff who have contributed to the overall well-being of the community they serve. Your message will be shared with the nursing staff at UF Health during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2024.

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Messages Received

You inspire…

Thank you so much, truly! You are such an inspiration, and I feel so safe in your hands. You've worked so hard and have given up so much of your time for people you love and even for complete strangers. Because of wonderful people like you, I see a brighter future. As someone wanting to go into the medical field, I'm so motivated and encouraged. Thank you, again. I hope you are surrounded with lots of love and blessings!

  • Thank you so much for all the work you do! Your hard work and perseverance have inspired me so much during these difficult times. Don’t forget to take care of yourself and remember how much we appreciate you!
  • Thank you for staying strong and sacrificing your health for others. Because of you, I am confident that my community, family, and friends are getting the care they need! As someone who would like to go to university for healthcare I have been inspired to go through with my decision. Seeing the commitment you all have towards your job makes me respect you all greatly. I know you are tired and some days may even question going into work but we see your determination. Not all heroes wear capes, some wear masks too!  Keep up the great work, and thanks again for everything you do!
  • Hello to the beautiful healthcare worker who is reading this!  I just want you to know that we appreciate everything you do for us. I know it’s tough and it might get tougher and I thank you for that. Seeing you risk your lives inspire me to do the same. When I grow up I want to be a healthcare worker !
  • To a special person, Thank you so much for all of your hard work. Your commitment is the reason why so many people are becoming healthy. I would like you to know that you’re an amazing person and people like you inspired me to go into the medical field. Once again, I’m grateful for your service to others. 🙂
  • thank you for everything you do! y’all inspire me to going into the medical field and wanting to help others everyday. i appreciate the kindness ❤️
  • Thank you so much for your tireless dedication! Your selfless contributions inspire us to see hope, to continue moving forward, and to help in any way we can during these uncertain times. Thank you for your persistence even when you are stressed, tired, and pressured. You are truly a hero.
  • Dear healthcare worker,  You risk your life everyday to help save  those you don’t know and for that I thank you.  I will never forget the amazing things you continue to do for the community. I really look up to you and you are a good role model.  Thank you for your patience, your time, your generosity, your attitude, and all that you do even when things get tough. I hope you know that I am thinking of you and continue to be a hero in the community. You will always inspire me and remember your hard work will pay off as you are changing the world by saving countless lives.
  • Dear Healthcare workers,  I am inspired by your work everyday! Keep being amazing!!  Thank you for everything you do!  With Love, Eva
  • Hi! I am Lahin from the Southwest region of Texas! First of all I would like to say thank you for everything you all do. Genuinely! It isn’t easy to get into this industry, nor is it easier to stay in it. Hats off!  As a seventeen year-old, its tough having to begin deciding what my career choices will be and whether or not they are the right ones. Entrepreneurs and influencers like you help me made that decision. Well, also Grey’s Anatomy! Truly, I admire the strength needed to take care of every patient and individual within jurisdictions. I hear you, even though I may not be able to do much about it, want you to know that I am proud and grateful to you for your service. Thank you for hustling for the younger generation and choosing to dedicate your time for the lives of others. Thank you for treating us with humbling gestures and kindness. Thank you for your innovation and role-modeling of the future of medical science. And again, thank you for being an amazing person altogether! It takes capability and guts!    P.S. I am planning to become and psychiatrist! How does that sound?
  • Hey! As a person striving towards a career in healthcare, I think you guys are heroes. It is really admirable to see you folks put your life on the line to save other people’s lives. I strive to a future in medicine because of your inspiration. Thank you for everything you do.  -Meghana Bomma

You are loved…

Thank you for all of your hard work! I want you to know that you are appreciated, loved, and valued by all the members of the community. I hope that you are also taking time for some self-care because you truly deserve it. Thank you for bringing a smile to the patients. Your work is truly admirable! Have an amazing week!

  • Thank you for your service!! You guys are great! I love you.
  • Dear UF Health, Thank you for all you do. Thank you for putting yourself at risk for the greater good of your community. I am sure God will reward you everyday for all the good you do in our community. I love you all and thank you for helping all of us against the pandemic. You Rock!!!
  • Thank you so much for giving your time to care for people during this incredibly difficult time. I hope you know how appreciated and loved you are. You are such an inspiration to everyone and your sacrifices are not going unnoticed. Despite the risk and danger to your own personal health as well as your families, you continue to put others before yourself to care for the sick and vulnerable. I appreciate everything you are doing and can’t thank you enough for all that you do to help the people in our community. Here’s a virtual hug! Thank you!  Blessings,  Julia
  • Hi! I hope your day is going alright and that this message brings you a smile 🙂 I just want you to know that you are so loved and appreciated. Doing what you do isn’t easy, but you keep doing it, so thank you! You have the love and prayers of me and so many other people 🙂 God bless, Elisabeth
  • Thank you for your service ! You probably hear it from everyone but I still think your work flies over a lot of people’s heads. You truly are making such a big difference in this world and without you we’d be crumbling. Show some appreciation for yourself and REALLY appreciate the work you’ve put in because you deserve some love <3
  • Dear Healthcare Workers,   I commend you and what you do.There’s so many lives that you have changed. Take a moment and think about every successful surgery. You are a ray of sunshine and hope to the family members waiting in the lobby. You are amazing, important, and loved by many. Keep doing what you do. It’ll always be respected and appreciated. Have a good rest of your day and a good night’s sleep!
  • Thank you so much for everything that you do for us. Thank you for healing the wounded and thank you for curing the sick. You are stronger than I could ever be and I can’t even imagine the countless but also tiring hours that you work. Thank you for healing the young and the old. Thank you for healing my friends and family. I know that without you, this population would be close to nothing. You do so much more than any other person and you deserve everything you desire. We love you and keep up your amazing work!
  • A poem of thanks, I will be rather frank, To all of the nurses in the nation, Saving us all from devastation, The ray of hope you cast on us all,  Has kept us stable during this fall, Your sense of duty is relentless,  Complemented by your gentilesse, Along with you, healthcare, I shall pursue, But for now I thank you and bid adieu Your contributions are invaluable and we love and appreciate you for making healthcare accessible to all in need.   Joshua Paes
  • We really appreciate everything y’all do! My cousin works at a hospital in NOLA and I truly understand the stress y’all go through and I thank you for all the hard work! Please don’t stop working, we love you!

You are a hero…

Hello you amazing human!  First off, I hope that your day/night is going well. I hope that you are healthy and that you are hydrated and safe. You are so selfless and appreciated, even if you think you are just doing your job. YOU are the heroes they write about in comics and movies.

  • Thank you so much for all of your hard work and bravery. You truly are such an amazing person and hero. You are so important and please never give up because the world needs you. I believe in you. Thank you for everything!
  • Thank you for standing on the frontlines and saving lives. We could not thank you enough! Thank you for being our greatest heroes and role models!
  • Dear Hero,  I just wanted to say thank you so much! I can’t begin to imagine the people you’ve saved and the lives you’ve made better.   Thank you!
  • Dear hero,  Thank you so so much for being so brave and fighting for us on the front lines each an every day. Words cannot express how truly great full  we are to have people like you fighting for us.
  • Thank you for every one of you that put your lives at risk for others. Each one of you is making a difference because of the strength and courage that you put on for your patients. All of my friends and families are safe because of you. You are the true heroes!
  • You guys are truly amazing for what you do. I really look up to all of you. I hope all finds you well. You guys are truly heroes. Thank you for all you do!
  • Hello healthcare workers, my name is Sakib Ahmed and I am a junior at John R. Lewis High School. Hope is something that shines brightest at dark times and you guys are making it shine even brighter. Tirelessly working long shifts and giving aid to those who need it are things only superheroes do, and I think you guys are doing exactly that. There is only so much that I, as a high school student, can do to relieve some of the stress that is prevalent in your job, but I hope this letter helps alleviate some of that stress.
  • Y’all are our real life heroes!! Thank you so much for all that you have done and all that you will continue to do, your work never goes unappreciated!!!
  • Hi! I’m Emily and I am a Senior in Texas! I want to thank you for all you are doing for others during this time! Your work is helping so many people and brightening so many others life’s! Thank you for being a hero everyday! You are amazing! Keep helping make others smile! Thank you so much!
  • Dear Healthcare workers,  Thank you so much for stepping up to be the real heroes for this world. Your intelligence, compassion, and courage are making this world a better place. We will never forget your work for being humanity’s guiding light in this face of difficulty.
  • Thank you so much for all the time and effort you’ve put into taking care of people in need. You are all real life heroes who inspire me to be a caring person. I know you’ve had long, tiring days, but know that you are appreciated and loved. Please make sure to take breaks and to constantly fuel your body right :). I hope you all stay safe and healthy. You guys got this!
  • To the University of Florida front line workers, Thank you all for your selfless services towards our community! All of the tiring shifts and endless tasks will never go unappreciated! Understanding all of the sacrifices and strength you all hold is truly admirable and inspiring. I aspire and look after you all, as you constantly seek the best interest of your communities’ health and well being. I may never be able to understand the realities of circumstance you currently are in but I am certain that our communities will never be the same without you all. Thank you for being today’s heroes, it is truly appreciated!  – Corrina
  • You are a hero! Your work is definitely not going unnoticed, you are appreciated. Our society would not be the same without all your hard work! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Thank you for all we do so each and every day. Thank you for keeping our community safe and healthy. You are definitely loved, don’t forget that! Stay strong and from the bottom of our hearts, thank you again.
  • I hope your day is going well and that everyone around is giving you the utmost respect. What you have been doing to protect our communities is nothing short of you being a hero. The countless hours of work and stress will bring you much success in the coming years. From my Gainesville apartment, I wish that you have a great rest of your year.
  • Thank you so much for all of your constant commitment and for helping your communities. You all are so awesome and are true superheroes! The world admires your courage each and every day!!!
  • Thank you so much for your service! You are all inspirational heroes
  • Hi! I just wanted to thank you for everything you are doing for not only the people of Gainesville, but the people of the world. Your bravery and determination to serve people shows you have great courage. Without people like you, the world could not go on. You guys are truly my heroes.

WE are grateful…

Hey fighter! I just want to let you know how grateful the whole world is about your existence.

  • Thank you for all you do!
  • Thank you for all your endurance and incredible kindness during such a stressful and chaotic time. Know that your health and wellbeing matters just as much, and you deserve far more appreciation and rest!
  • Thank you so much for doing what you do. Y’all are wonderful people and greatly helping the world. I’m so grateful for everything you’ve done.
  • We send our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who are giving tirelessly and at risk of your own safety to support our community. We are forever grateful!
  • Thank you for all your hard work to protect us!!
  • Thank you so much for your dedication and hard work! We appreciate you so much and for taking care of our communities. Please do not forget to take care of yourself as well too though! 🙂
  • Thank you for everything that you do! We’re grateful for all of the time and effort you put into helping out in your community.
  • Thank you so much for being so brave and keeping us safe your work is greatly appreciated!
  • Thank you to all the healthcare workers who sacrifice so much each day to help and serve everyone! We appreciate you guys so much ❤️
  • Thank you so much for all the work that you do! Thank you for risking your lives to keep us all healthy and safe! We are so very grateful for you and hope that you continue to stay safe and do your best!
  • A simple “thank you” does not do justice to the work all of you are doing. I just wanted to say that although you are all busy caring for the sick and vulnerable, I hope you are also taking some time to yourself to practice self-care and de-stress. Your health is important too.  With gratitude, Hope G (Ohio)
  • Thank you for all of your work and bravery! I want you to know that your work is valued and appreciated by everyone. I hope that you have an amazing day.
  • A big thank you to everyone at UF Health for the work you are all doing. and the sacrifices you are all making to preserve lives.  I honestly pray and hope that you all stay strong and remain in good health as you continue working on the front lines.  We are forever grateful!
  • Thank you so much for everything you are doing. Your time, effort, love and care to all of your patients truly means the word to all of us. You’re all amazing!  Thank you all, Christian  
  • Thank you so much for everything that you do for the students here at the University of Florida. We are all so grateful for all of you!
  • Thank you for the care that you provide for our community. Without you the general public would be in shambles. I am grateful for all the risks you take in order to help the people in our community.
  • On behalf of a very grateful generation, I thank you so much for constantly sacrificing yourselves for the greater good of the community. Your bravery and strength does not go unnoticed. Again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you!
  • Thank you for making a difference and serving public health! We support you and are endlessly grateful for your work to keep our community healthy!
  • I just wanted to say a big thank you to you all. You guys are some of the bravest, toughest, and most compassionate people I can think of. It is truly admirable what you are doing for others. Risking your lives just to help others is inspirational, and I am forever grateful for everything you do.  Thanks so much!!
  • Thank you so much, healthcare workers ! I understand the immense amount of stress you’re being put under and I, as well as others, are very grateful for everything you do!
  • Thank YOU for all that you do! From the bottom of my heart I am grateful for you for taking care of our community. I admire everything you do to help people. You are so brave for risking your life and health to save others. Your hard work, passion to make the world a better place, and selflessness are extremely appreciated. I too hope to one day be like you.