In celebrating National Nurses Day and Nurses Week, we need to advocate for our profession and for our patients. A National Nurse would help us to promote the wellness model and move away from the sick care model of health care. This would bring about a healthier population and one focused on prevention and wellness. In turn this would help to reduce the costs of health care. One of the ways we can ALL help to make a National Nurse become a reality is to contact our legislators and ask them to sign on to support, and then help pass HR1119 through the House of Representatives. We also need to…
Nurses Week and Nurses Day celebrations will begin taking place in early May. In the U.S. Nurses Week is May 6-12 and National Nurses Day is May 6. International Nurses Day is May 12, the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. Nurses Trusted to Care is the American Nurses Association official theme for Nurses Week 2011. Need some simple gifts, check out my Print Your Own Kits, or see the Cafe Press Stores. You can find the links to all of these here. Thanks in advance for your purchases which help support The Nursing Site and The Nursing Ste Blog.