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TO BE A
Nurse

A Year of Photos, A Lifetime of Stories
COLLECTIONS FROM NURSES DURING YEAR OF THE NURSE
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To Be a Nurse
is a collection of stories and photos from nurses around the world. Submitted during the Year of the Nurse, these stories showcase diverse experiences, inspiration, and reflections. We invite you to explore them all in this digital storybook, which features four chapters:

  • Leading by Example — stories of mentoring
  • Our Inspiration — stories of why nurses love being nurses
  • On the Front Lines — stories of resilience and courage
  • Recognizing Nurses — stories of gratitude and support

Storytelling is a powerful tool and nurses’ stories are especially important right now in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The stories collected here will make you cry, laugh, think, and reflect on the true mission of nurses and how they make a difference in the world.

To the nurses reading this, we hope these stories inspire you to share your own story of what it's like To Be a Nurse.

Each chapter can be accessed from the navigation bar above, or you can continue to the next chapter by clicking the button at the bottom or each chapter’s final story. You can jump from story to story within a chapter by scrolling or clicking on the vertical dots on the right of your screen.