ANA Celebrates National Nurses Week, Recognizes Nurses’ Impact on Health Care – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is proud to continue its commitment to protecting, promoting, and improving health care as part of 2018’s National Nurses Week. National Nurses Week is observed each year from May 6 through May 12 and recognizes the significant contributions nurses make to improve the health of the nation. More than 4 million registered nurses (RNs) comprise the largest group of health care professionals in the United States. Nurses work in every health care setting and, for 16 consecutive years, the public has rated nursing the most honest and ethical profession.
This year’s National Nurses Week theme is “Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence.” The focus on nurses’ ability to influence the profession and all aspects of health care will continue throughout the year as part of the “Year of Advocacy”. ANA will offer nurses strategies and tools to be effective advocates and showcase nurses engaged in a variety of efforts at all levels.