Centra recognizes National Nurses Week

Published 12:26 pm Saturday, May 9, 2020

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Each year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America’s four million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals.

This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected “Year of the Nurse” as the theme for 2020. The ANA supports and encourages National Nurses Week recognition programs through the state and district nurses associations, other specialty nursing organizations, educational facilities, and independent health care companies and institutions.

Annually, National Nurses Week begins May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. During this week, Centra will honor its nursing staff through various activities.

Traditionally, National Nurses Week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which registered nurses, who comprise the largest healthcare profession, are working to improve health care. From bedside nursing in hospitals and long-term care facilities to the halls of research institutions, state legislatures, and Congress, the depth and breadth of the nursing profession is meeting the expanding health care needs of American society.