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National Nurses Week Celebration


The American Nurses Association is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The association advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) joins in the American Nurses Association’s celebration of the nation’s more than 3 million registered nurses, the largest health care profession, during National Nurses Week May 6-12.

“The demand for nursing services is greater in New Mexico than ever because of our aging population, the continuing expansion of life-sustaining technology, and the explosive growth of home health care services,” said Department of Health Secretary Designate Lynn Gallagher. “I don’t think there is a person in our state who has not benefited from quality care of a New Mexico nurse.”

NMDOH salutes its approximately 300 nurses statewide this week on the department’s social media accounts. Look for the hashtags #nursingweek and #safenursesrock.

The 2016 theme "Culture of Safety: It Starts with You” acknowledges the role nurses play as patient advocates in health care settings.  A culture of safety in New Mexico’s public health offices and hospitals is a work environment where a commitment to safety is the highest priority. That means striving to ensure the safety of the patient, the safety of the workplace, and also the safety of nurses and caregivers.

National Nurses Week ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession.

For more information on National Nurses Week, visit the American Nurses Association website.


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