Did you know that the nursing profession is one of the most trusted professions in this country? Nurses were at the top of the Gallop poll for most trusted professions once again and I couldn’t be more proud! Nursing has a very rich history! Most agree that modern nursing began with Florence Nightingale in 1800s. She began the very first nursing school in the world in London in 1860. Among her accolades were her fight against disease by increasing awareness of hand hygiene. She also played a huge role in the Crimean War where she would tend to injured soldiers long into the night deeming her the “lady with the lamp”.
I feel incredibly proud to have been a nurse myself for 15 years and also to be selected as the photographer for this amazing event for the 3rd time. I watch and listen to all of the amazing things these nurses have done with their careers and it honestly makes me beam with joy! I’ve tried to capture the spirit of nursing in these images and the strength of every nominee! Banner Health has done an exceptional job of putting on this classy event and truly honoring their nurses. I’m sure like me everyone’s hearts were full after taking part in this event. Congratulations to all of the winners and good luck at the Denver 2019 Nightingale Luminary Awards Gala!