Celebrating Nurse’s Week

The work of America’s 2.9 million registered nurses to save lives and to maintain the health of millions of individuals is the focus of this year’s National Nurse’s Week, celebrated annually May 6 to 12.

This year the American Nurses Association has selected “Nurses: Building a Healthy America” as the theme.

Nurses Week began May 6 with RN Recognition Day and ends Tuesday on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of nursing as a modern profession.
During this week, registered nurses in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center will be hosting a number of activities to honor both our nurses and medical technicians.

The week’s celebrations with a candlelight vigil in the LRMC chapel. Throughout the remainder of the week there will be a Wheelchair and Litter race, a tour of LRMC by nurses from Homburg, a Nursing Research day and a high tea.

There will also be an Army staff ride to Istanbul, Turkey, in late May, to tour the hospital where Florence Nightingale worked during the Crimean War.

There is no better time of year to show nurses how much you appreciate their contributions to patients and your institution. Please help make your nurse’s proud and join in this national celebration. For information on activities at LRMC, contact Maj. Brenda Bryant, Ortho Clinic, at 06471-86-5483.

(Courtesy story)