Monday, May 6, 2013

Celebrate National Nurses Week May 6-12, 2013

There are over 3.1 million registered nurses nationwide!  

National Nurses Week begins on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday.  This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected "Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care" as the theme for 2013.

During National Nurses Week, the ANA calls attention to registered nurses (RNs) and their contributions to the health care system.  The nursing profession plays an essential role in improving patient outcomes, increasing access, coordinating care, and reducing health care costs.  Nurses are at the center of health care transformation in the United States.

Join the ANA for a free webinar on Thursday May 9th!
Innovation in Nursing Practice: Are You Leading the Charge? 

Nursing by the Numbers  - The RN Workforce
Figures on nursing employment, demographics and education, from U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration and Bureau of Labor Statistics.