National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week

Nursing……….often described as an art and a science, nursing is a profession that embraces dedicated people with varied interests, strengths and passions because of the many opportunities the profession offers. As nurses, you work in emergency rooms, home health settings, hospitals, and clinics to name a few. You have many roles – from staff nurse to educator to nurse practitioner and nurse researcher – and serve all of them with passion for the profession and with a strong commitment to patient safety.

Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America’s 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. Nurses Association’s 2012 theme:

 ”Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring.”

Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession.  The purpose of the week-long celebration is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the health care needs of our community.

In honor of the dedication, commitment, and tireless effort our nurses provide to our patients health and safety, we at LaSalle General Hospital, would like to  say THANK YOU and recognize our nurses for the quality work they provide seven days a week, 365 days a year.