Nurses Week

May 6–12, 2019

We HEART Nurses

To celebrate Nurses Week, the AHA wants to remind you to thank a nurse in your life. We recognize the hard work nurses do every day in our communities and their commitment to help save lives every day.

We take this week to celebrate nurses, but We HEART Nurses everyday for the work they do. Use the hashtag #WeHEARTNurses to share a story of the exceptional nurse that you know or to thank a nurse who has made an impact on your life.

Here are a few great examples of nurses in the community.

Nurse Turns Teenage Loss Into Life-Saving Opportunity

After Angie Knannlein-Rahman lost her best friend to sudden cardiac arrest at age 16, she knew she wanted to pursue a career helping others. “You are beating someone’s heart for them, and that’s such a tremendous responsibility. If you’re going to do it, you have to do it correctly, said Angie.” As an RN now, Angie didn't hesitate to act to help save the life of a young boy.

Nurse's colleagues use the CPR he taught them to save his life

For Nurse Michael Lovelace, teaching CPR meant knowing his words could potentially save a life. He never imagined that life would be his own. But when Lovelace had a massive heart attack that triggered a cardiac arrest last April while at work, it was the training he provided his colleagues, who jumped in and performed CPR, that kept him alive.