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Celebrating National Nurses Week

Nurses in scrubs stand in a prison.
California Men's Colony clinic nurses. (File photo.)

In honor of National Nurses Week, observed May 6-12, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to our nurses for your invaluable work.

Nurses are the backbone of our healthcare system. We rely on your knowledge, skills, and dedication to provide compassionate care to our patients. Your contributions do not go unnoticed, and we recognize the critical role you play in the lives of our patients.

As we celebrate National Nurses Week, I want to thank our nurses for their tireless efforts, dedication, and compassion. Your unwavering commitment to patient care is a testament to your professionalism and respect you have for the nursing profession.

This year’s theme set by American Nurses Association, You Make a Difference, perfectly captures the essence of your work. The theme honors your varying nursing roles as well as the positive impact you have on everyone’s lives.

I encourage everyone to reflect on the vital role nurses play in our healthcare system and to show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication.

To our incredible nursing team, I thank you for all that you do to make our organization a success and our patients healthier. You are an inspiration to us all, and we could not do what we do without you.

Debra Amos-Terrell, Deputy Director Statewide Nursing Services (A)

What is National Nurses Week?

The annual observance begins May 6 and ends May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event.

Learn more at the American Nurses Association website.

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