How do we even begin to say thank you to the registered nurses in our lives, when a simple “thank you” doesn’t feel like it’s nearly enough?
Every day I see SUN’s RNs, RPNs and NPs show up for work with compassion, empathy, and unshakeable resolve to provide the best care possible for their patients. I see teamwork, resilience in the face of adversity, and adaptability. I have seen SUN members dig in and live these traits, defiantly pushing back against the upheaval of a pandemic that has turned the world upside down.
To me this exemplifies just how registered nurses answer the call - no matter the size of the mountain that lays before them, registered nurses show up.
So how do we say “thank you” and express our profound gratitude? I believe we all must find our own unique way.
For me, as president of our Union, I strive each day to live up to the trust you have placed in me to be your voice, and to fight for you. For Saskatchewan’s public, gratitude could come in the form of the choices we make, and the things we all do to help ease pressures on the health system and end this pandemic - following public health orders, wearing masks, and getting vaccinated. For registered nurses on the frontline, it could be as simple as choosing to be there for each other during these rough times. Be a rock or a lifeline for a struggling teammate. Let’s all challenge ourselves to find our own way of expressing gratitude.
For now, I’ll simply say “thank you”, but in reality, I know that it’s only through all of our collective and individual actions we can truly express our immense gratitude for all of you, Saskatchewan’s registered nurses, 10,000 strong.
Tracy Zambory, RN
President, Saskatchewan Union of Nurses
Celebrating Nurses In The Media
CTV Morning Live, Regina: https://regina.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2198655
CTV Morning Live Saskatoon: https://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2198724&binId=1.1165965&playlistPageNum=1
Global Saskatoon Morning News: https://globalnews.ca/video/7848565/national-nurses-week-highlights-those-providing-care-in-the-province
Saskatchewan nurses answer the call
“Registered nurses touch our lives in so many profound ways from the time we enter this world until we leave it, providing care and support during many of our happiest and saddest moments,” says Tracy Zambory, president, Saskatchewan Union of Nurses.