With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to revisit one of the coolest ways I’ve seen a site go about giving thanks to nurses.
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Johnson & Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future, they created their Portrait of Thanks Mosaic. It’s a mosaic of upwards of 10,000 photos of actual, individual nurses and nursing students! In addition to celebrating their anniversary, the mosaic was created to “thank nurses for their hard work and dedication.” When you visit the page, the larger image looks like this:
From there, the site allows you to zoom in on individual pics or to search by specialty, to reveal thumbnails that pop out with each person’s name, specialty, and location.
What I love most about the mosaic is how it highlights nurses as individuals. It literally puts a face on all of the hard work and professionalism contributed by nurses everywhere. It’s also really cool to see the awesome amount of diversity in nursing.
Click here to check out the Portrait of Thanks Mosaic.
Giving thanks to nurses is super important, and so is the work being done by The Campaign for Nursing’s Future. Launched in 2002, their goal is to help recruit new nurses and retain those currently working, while highlighting the importance of the nursing profession to communities and healthcare delivery in the United States.
On their website they explain the nursing shortage — which Travel Nursing is instrumental in addressing — writing:
“By 2025, it’s predicted that there will be a shortfall of over half a million nurses, and a serious shortage of nurse educators — all as the massive Baby Boom generation approaches its time of greatest healthcare need. The Campaign seeks to bring more people into this rich and rewarding career and to preserve the quality and availability of healthcare in the future.”
Travel Nursing Blogs is so very grateful for all of you hardworking, self-sacrificing nurses out there. We appreciate everything you do and are especially thankful for you this Thanksgiving season and beyond. Thank you!