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Join us at MedStar Health Research Institute in recognizing the work of our nurses during National Nurses Week, from May 6 to 12, 2019. We want to celebrate and thank nurses throughout our system for their commitment to patient and associate care and wellness.
The American Nurses Association has designated this year’s theme as “4 Million Reasons to Celebrate”. National Nurses Week is a time for individuals, employers, other health care professionals, community leaders and nurses to recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s 4 million registered nurses. Nurses are everywhere we live, work, play, learn, and worship, and in every health care setting providing care to millions of people. In fact, about 1 in every 100 Americans is a registered nurse.
At the Research Institute, we want to recognize our nurses’ contributions as valued and respected members of the research team. They truly focus on the participants in our research as the whole person, inspiring participation, innovating new approaches, and influencing our patients to take better care of their health. They directly contribute to our research experience and ensures quality outcomes.
May 12 is celebrated as “International Nurse Day”, as designated by the International Council of Nurses in 1974 to honor the birthday of Florence Nightingale, commonly considered the founder of modern nursing and nursing research.
During National Nurses Week, we would like to extend a special thanks to all our clinical research nurses, and all nurses in the MedStar Health system, as they continue to provide the highest level of quality care to our patients. They are critical in helping provide the best care to our community and are dedicated to advancing health.