Nursing

Website spotlight: It's Nurses Week. Get it?

Nurse Leader Insider, May 9, 2011

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Nurse Leader Insider!

Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, May 3, 2011

National Nurses Week is upon us once more, giving hospital leaders an opportunity to spend time with nursing staff and engage in meaningful conversations. The week begins May 6 and ends May 12 marking the 191st anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. The past year has seen highs and lows for the profession, and Nurses Week provides a time to recognize achievements and hard work.

As I argued last year, too often Nurses Week is applied as a salve; one week of over-recognition for 51 weeks of under-value and under-appreciation. Some clueless hospital leaders see Nurses Week as a time to hand out gifts and make speeches about "angels of caring."

Editor's note: Read the rest of this free article by visiting It’s Nurses Week. Get it? found in the Reading Room at www.StrategiesForNurseManagers.com

*Do you need continuing education (CE) credits? Check out this month’s CE article, Evaluating outcomes demonstrates value of education or visit our archives and view a compilation of CE articles (marked with an asterisk).



Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Nurse Leader Insider!

Most Popular