The Health Science Center School of Nursing is joining the American Nurses Association in celebrating National Nursing Week April 24-29. This year’s theme is “Culture of Safety: It Starts with YOU.”
National Nurses Week, normally celebrated May 6-12, will be celebrated early to include student participation. The purpose is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the health care needs of the American people. There are nearly 3.1 million registered nurses nationwide who provide quality care seven days a week, 365 days a year.
The School of Nursing will be hosting a variety of events this week for nursing students and faculty. At noon on Friday, April 29, in NURS 1.463, David Vlahov, RN, Ph.D., FAAN will deliver the Huebner Lecture on “Improving Culture of Health and Health Disparities: A Pivotal Moment for Urban Health.”
From 1 to 2 p.m. April 29, there will be a student Research Day Poster Reception and promotion of professional nursing organizations located in the first floor atrium.
In honor of “Culture of Safety: It Starts with YOU,” all registered nurses in America are encouraged to proudly wear the official ANA “RN” pin or any other pin that clearly identifies them as registered nurses, and/or the ANA Nurses’ Week T-shirt on April 25 and on the official day of May 6, 2016.
For more information, please contact Heidi Benavides, M.S.N., RN, at 210-567-5826.