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Today, May 6 is National Nurses Day. May 8 is Student Nurses Day. And International Nurses Day is recognized later this week on May 12 (which also happens to be Florence Nightingale’s birthday).
The American Nurses Association announced this year’s theme is “Ethical Practice. Quality Care.” It recognizes the importance of ethics in nursing and acknowledges the commitment nurses have for their profession. As a human resources professional, we talk about ethics and professional commitment all the time so I can appreciate the importance.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that registered nursing is one of the top occupations in terms of job growth. It’s also projected that the U.S. will experience a shortage of registered nurses for the next couple of decades. To get people excited about a nursing career, we have to start educating individuals about the role nurses have played in health care.
My mother-in-law was a nurse. I knew her job was important but I didn’t realize how much the nursing profession has contributed to the history of health care. It’s no wonder that Nurses Week was created to recognize and honor the nursing profession.
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Our friends at Kronos know this and created this video in support and celebration of nurses everywhere. Check it out – it contains lots of interesting information about a profession that touches all of us. I thought the information about nursing and computer science to be very interesting.
There are many different work environments for nurses to practice their craft – hospitals, assisted living, home care, etc. As HR pros, we have the opportunity to open new career doors. To learn more about working in the health care industry, visit the Kronos’ “Time to Care” blog and “Health Care” industry page. And be sure to thank a nurse for the hard work and care they give us and our loved ones every single day!1