Thank a Nurse during National Nurses Week May 6-12, 2012

The Pulaski County Health Department is celebrating National Nurses Week this week.

National Nurses Week is devoted to highlighting the ways in which registered nurses are working to improve health care. Nursing is the largest health care profession and nurses are the backbone of the healthcare industry.

3.1 million registered nurses work in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, research facilities and in hospitals all across the United States.

Pulaski County Health Nurse Andrea Keller says the theme for this year is “Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring”. The observance ends on May 12th which is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession.