National Nurses Week

May 6 - May 12, 2024

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Happy National Nurses Week 2024! We are proud of your work and proud to support you as you care for patients and demonstrate to the world the power of nurses.

Nursing is a caring profession, and this is evident everyday by the care we deliver to our patients. For National Nurses Week, let's also show gratitude and kindness by caring for ourselves and our colleagues.

From the Desk of the Chief Nurse

Thank you for Making a Difference!

As many of you know, I still practice as an acute care/critical care nurse practitioner. Where I practice, we routinely have nursing students doing their clinical rotation on all our floors and in our critical care units. In my hospital, the critical care NPs respond to and lead all cardiac arrest, rapid response, and stroke codes that are called. We always give students the opportunity to participate in learning to come along to emergency calls. This past weekend was no different; we had several really sick patients in our ICU and some patients waiting for downgraded beds, and there were several of those “calls.”  Keep reading...

Nurses Making a Difference Differently

Enjoy these special interviews with nurses who are using their voices, skills, knowledge, and networks to make a difference for patients and our profession!

Lindsey Harris, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, FAAN
Legislative Fellow in Representative Lauren Underwood’s office

Marion Leary, PhD, MPH, RN
Director of Innovation at University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Sarah Delgado, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC
Clinical Practice Specialist, Strategic Advocacy at AACN

Joni Watson, DNP, MBA, RN, OCN
Co-Founder & Chief Vision Officer, The Creating Collective

Laurie Benson, BSN
Executive Director, Nurses on Board Coalition


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Share a Thank You Card!

Let your colleagues know how much you appreciate them! Download and share today!
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Self-Care for Nurses

Self-care for nurses is not something new. As nurses, we tend to put the needs of others before our own self-care. It’s part of who we are. However, we can’t continue to ask so much of ourselves and our colleagues, and it’s time to prioritize self-care and learn ways to prevent burnout in nursing. Time is running out; we need to protect and support one another. 
Find words of understanding and wisdom from other nurses, strategies to improve self-care and resilience, along with tools and methods to help prevent burnout.