Margo Winters (seated), a registered nurse in the operating rooms at University Hospital, and Helen Nabong, a registered nurse in post-anesthesiology recovery, pore over the pages of a completed nurses' scrapbook. U-M Health System nurses assembled journal pages in preparation for National Nurses Week May 6-12, during which the albums will be on display across campus. The pages include personal stories, photos of nurses with patients, and other remembrances, as a way to tell the story of what it means to be a nurse. On one page, a nurse wrote that the strength of her patients inspires her to stay with the profession year after year. On another page, a group of nurses from a unit that cares for newborns with sick or injured lungs placed photos of babies hooked up to machines alongside pictures of them after they had grown up to become healthy children.
"This is one of the many projects Nursing is doing to ensure that we recognize the work of our wonderful nurses," says Juanita Parry, manager of nurse retention. "We also want to give them an opportunity to tell others about this interesting and varied profession." (Photo by Paul Jaronski, U-M Photo Services)