DealDash Heroes: Nurses

DealDashWelcome to the newest DealDash series, DealDash Heroes! Today we are going to be talking a little bit about nurses.

Everyone has been in contact with a nurse at some time or another, and while they aren’t typically categorized as a “hero”, I believe that they are. These men and women are the calm and compassionate forces that help us feel better when we’re sick or hurt. Here is a little bit more information about nurses, and their importance in our lives.

 History of Nursing

There have, of course, been nurses practically since the beginning of time. There are records all the way back from the year 300 A.D, with people assisting doctors in surgery and patient care. However, nurses really came into their own in 1860, when Florence Nightingale opened the first nursing school. Florence Nightingale was known as one of the most popular and beloved nurses in history.

Nursing became an extremely popular profession during WW2. Many, many thousands of women volunteered to go overseas and become nurses to our injured soldiers. This is when nurses really began to be called heroes.

What Types of Nurses are There?

There are dozens and dozens of different types of nurses. Some you have probably heard of, such as school nurses and operating room nurses. There are probably many other types of nurses that you didn’t even know existed such as nurse anesthetists and forensic nurses. There are different levels of education and degrees that a nurse can achieve such as LPN, RN, BSN, and MSN.

Things That Nurses Do

Nurses do hundreds of things daily, such as take information from patients, check vital signs, administer medications, and give comfort to patients. Nurses can do almost all of the things that doctors can do (barring surgery!), and in fact, my own children typically see a nurse practitioner instead of a doctor when they have a regular appointment.

My personal favorite type of nurse that I have come in contact with is labor and delivery nurses. Each time that I have been in the hospital to have my babies it’s been the nurses who have kept me company, gotten me ice chips and blankets, and helped me during birth, and even after birth. The doctor might have been the one who delivered my babies, but the nurses were the people that I shared my fears and joys with. For all of you current, future, and retired nurses out there – thank you for all that you do!

Thanks for Reading

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash Blog article on nurses. Be sure to check back often for new articles here are well as on our other blogs, DealDash Reviewed and DealDash Tips. We hope that your DealDash experience is a happy one. Do feel free to let us know how we’re doing in the comments down below.

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This sponsored DealDash blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this blog. Read even more at, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.