Nursing is a calling, a way of life. Nursing is a service profession that cannot be lived in isolation. Nurses rely on each other for the synergistic effect of teamwork in their efforts of care giving. It is appropriate that nurse colleagues/friends/family are honored not only during their career, but also at the end of life’s journey.

The following poem by the Kansas Nurses Association will be read while recognizing those nurses who have past away at the
2019 ANA Membership Assembly.

She Was There
When a calming, quiet presence was all that was needed,
She was there.
In the excitement and miracle of birth or in the mystery and loss of
He was there.
When a silent glance could uplift a patient, family member of
She was there.
At those times when the unexplainable needed to be explained,
She was there.
When the situation demanded a swift foot and sharp mind,
He was there.
When a gentle touch, a firm push, or an encouraging word was
She was there.
In choosing the best one from a family’s “Thank You” box of
He was there.
To witness humanity,—its beauty, in good times and bad, without
She was there.
To embrace the woes of the world, willingly, and offer hope,
He was there
And now, that it is time to be at the Greater One’s side,
She is there.

 ©2004 Duane Jaeger, MSN, RN

This year's ANA Membership Assembly will recognize those nurses who have passed away
from May 2018 to May 24, 2019.

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* 1. Name and credentials of nurse to be recognized:

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