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newcover.inddHey Nurses!  It’s National Nurses’ Week and we’d like to say “THANK YOU!”  From now until Monday, May 12th, we’re giving away free, signed copies of our book!

It’s pretty easy.  Just follow these three quick steps:

1.  Leave a comment below, (where it says “Join the Conversation”) telling us why you love being a nurse.

2.  Fill out this form so we know where to send your book.


3.  Pay it Forward. When you are done reading the book, pass it on to another nurse who you think may benefit from reading it.

Please Note: You must leave a comment below and send us your address in form above in order to receive your free book.


  1. Wendy Pooley

    May 9, 2014 at 8:48 am

    I never thought I would work in long term care as a nurse. For almost 20 yrs I worked at a juvenile detention center. An opportunity arose to work on call at an assisted living center for nuns. What a difference! It wasn’t long before I took a full time position here and I have learned so much about the journey of life through this experience and have been here for 17 yrs and have enjoyed every minute. There is a special bond you form when walking with someone those last few years of their lives. So not only do I love being a nurse, but I LOVE being a nurse in long term care!

    • Stacey Turnure

      May 9, 2014 at 8:55 am

      What an amazing journey, Wendy! Thank you for being a dedicated and compassionate long term care nurse!

  2. Lisa Feinsilber

    May 9, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Nurses affect every life in some way. Many of them in profound, everlasting ways! I have worked in Specialty Infusion and Home Care and watch patients regain their lives with the right nursing care.

  3. Susan Thomas

    May 9, 2014 at 9:20 am

    The best thing about nursing is knowing I could make a difference in someone’s life. I try to remember that patients and their families are in a stressful situation and need nurses to be their advocate. The next patient in the bed could be me or a family member and I would sure want an advocate in that case!

    • Stacey Turnure

      May 9, 2014 at 9:35 am

      That’s a great point, Susan. Thank you for being a great nurse and a dedicated nurse advocate!

  4. The joy I get when a client says “thank you ” or the understand what I’m saying.

    • Stacey Turnure

      May 9, 2014 at 9:53 am

      Ahhh, yes! It’s so nice to be appreciated. You may not always hear the words from your clients, but please know that we thank you for doing what you do! Keep up the good work!

  5. Margaret Gale

    May 9, 2014 at 10:08 am

    One of the best things about being a nurse is the diversity of our career. You can work in hospitals, research, teaching, home health & a plethora of specialties! The choices are yours!

    • Stacey Turnure

      May 9, 2014 at 10:16 am

      That’s so true Margaret! And every specialty make a meaningful contribution to the field! Hooray for nurses!

  6. Heidi Sterner

    May 9, 2014 at 10:27 am

    I was the food service director at my LTC facility for 20 years, I wanted to work closer with my residents and help them more, was a CNA during nursing school and loved it, now I’m an RN unit manager and love my job! 26 years and counting, maybe I’ll make it to 50 years 🙂

    • Stacey Turnure

      May 9, 2014 at 10:34 am

      Wow Heidi, what a great story! You are a true inspiration! Thank you for your dedication and years of hard work! Wishing you many, many more!

  7. So many reasons why I love Nursing. I can’t think of another profession where you can have such a profound impact. Nothing, nothing, nothing feels better than helping someone!

  8. Alice Stone-Winkelblech

    May 9, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    43 Years ago today I graduated from nursing school! What a rewarding & satisfying journey it has been! I currently am a C.N.A. instructor, and the best part of my job is influencing my students to enter a profession that is the ultimate in personal satisfaction. The reward of watching the residents’/patients respond positively to people who truly care about them is the best feeling in the world!
    My experience as an Army nurse, a NICU/PICU nurse, a manager, and a faculty member has blessed me with experiences that I will never forget! My true genuine friends now, are those that I met during my varied experiences as a nurse. Nurses I have known for 47, 35, 20 years!
    If I had to do it over, I wouldn’t change a thing!!

    • Stacey Turnure

      May 9, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      That’s amazing Alice! You are truly paying it forward by teaching the next generation of caregivers! Great work! Thank you for being an awesome nurse and educator!

  9. I returned to school after my husband had a heart attack at age 32, I needed to be prepared to support my two children and myself. I now work in an inner city Emergency Department where I am privileged to look after a very diverse community.

    • Stacey Turnure

      May 9, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      Deb, I am in awe of your strength and tenacity. Thank you a thousand times for the very important work you do! When they say nurses are angels on earth, they are talking about YOU!

  10. I love being a nurse because I believe in what Martin Luther King said: The burning question in life is what are you doing for others? Being a nurse helps me to show love, caring, compassion, and to be a healing presence in someone’s life every single day. How awesome is that? I’ve been a nurse, a nurse manager, and administrator, and now I own my own business and help teach healthcare professionals about disruptive behavior in healthcare, leadership skills needed for this decade, and the Affordable Care Act. I also teach consumers how to advocate for themselves and their families in this maze of a healthcare system we have today. My work is rich and rewarding, and I thank God every day for the ability to serve in this profession.

    • Stacey Turnure

      May 12, 2014 at 7:36 am

      Well said, and well done, Vivian! Thank you for all you’ve done and all you continue to do!

  11. I love being a nurse because I feel like I make a difference in patients’ lives. I’m an ICU nurse and I deal with life and death situations frequently. I’m also a nursing instructor and I feel like i inspire students to strive to be the best they can be. There’s no other profession that I would rather be a part of. Nursing is my life and I’m so grateful that it found me 🙂

  12. I enjoy every aspect of my nursing career. I have spent over 32 years working in a hospital from Staff Nurse to Manager to Director and then Nursing Execuutive
    I am grateful for the opportunity that God has given me to touch lives and make an eternal difference. For me Nursing is my calling and I have enjoyed this journey.

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