Happy National Nurses Week to All of the Nurses in the LSUHSC-NO!!
National Nurses Week is celebrated every year beginning on 6 May, National Nurses Day, and ending on 12 May, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the foundress of modern nursing. Included in this week of celebration is National Student Nurses Day on 8 May.
The theme for the 2009 celebration is Nurses: Building a Healthy America
â€œThis yearâ€™s theme reflects the commitment nurses make every day in building a healthy America for the public we serve,â€ said ANA President Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR. â€œANA has long advocated for meaningful health system reform and in 2008 re-released ANAâ€™s Health System Reform Agenda, an ANA blueprint for reform that focuses on the basic â€œcoreâ€ of essential health care services, which is essential in building a healthy America for everyone.â€