LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Not only is this Teacher Appreciation Week around the country, but May 6-12 is also National Nurse Appreciation Week.
The star of NBC's medical drama "New Amsterdam," Ryan Eggold, spoke to an audience of nurses this week in New York. He shared a personal tribute to a nurse who had helped him recently.
He told the group, “She always had an answer for me, and I had a hundred questions a day, a second. And she was always, more so than having the right answer, which is obviously very important, she also so calming, kind, supportive.”
Kimberly Glassman, Senior V.P. of NYU Langone Health, says this about Nurse Appreciate Week, "It's an opportunity for us and the public to honor nurses who work selflessly, every day, to take care of patients and the public."
There are more than 4 million nurses across the country. Nurse appreciation week continues through Sunday because the official day is Sunday, May 12th. For that reason, there is a long list of freebies and discounts available to nurses this weekend. You can find a complete list of Nurse Appreciation Deals by going here: https://gimmiefreebies.com/national-nurses-week-nurse-appreciation-week-freebies-deals/