Celebrating Nurses at MedStar Health and the Research Institute
Join us at MedStar Health Research Institute in recognizing the work of our nurses during National Nurses Week, from May 6 to 12, 2018. The American Nurses Association has designated this year’s theme as “Nurses Inspire, Innovate, Influence.” We want to celebrate and thank nurses throughout our system for their commitment to patient and associate care and wellness.
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.
Joan K. Bardsley, MBA, RN, CDE, FAADE, Assistant Vice President of Nursing and Research Integration, is MHRI’s representative to MedStar’s Chief Nursing Council and the Nursing Research Council. Ms. Bardsley says, “It is clear that the contributions our registered nurses make to research throughout the system are exemplary. Their practice is the forefront of new discoveries, yet they never lose sight of the person who is participating in such research. It is the connection between the person and clinical skills that differentiate them from others.”
During this year’s Nurses Week, please be sure to recognize and thank the nurses with whom you work. 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.