Watch News Anchor’s Moving Speech in Honor of Nurses

This article was republished with permission from SCRUBS Magazine.

It’s not often that nurses receive the type of recognition they so deserve. That’s why on the rare occasion that they do, we listen. And we share.

Especially when that recognition takes place on a national, publicly televised platform.

If you haven’t seen or heard Lawrence O’Donnell (host of MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell) articulate in a very open and emotional way his immense appreciation for nurses and all that you do, you’re missing out.

Watch the video below to discover what (or more aptly, who) inspired this well-known political analyst and journalist to press “pause” on his typical news coverage and dedicate a portion of his program to honoring your work. Many have found this moment to be a real tearjerker, and we’re inclined to agree.


This article was republished with permission from SCRUBS Magazine.


  1. Thank you for the reminder, Mr. O’Donnell, sometimes we as nurses just need to pause and take in your message. Much appreciated.

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