Celebrate National Nurses Week

VALLEY — Nurses are the most trusted profession nation-wide for the 16th year in a row.  The American public has again ranked nurses as the professionals with the highest honesty and ethical standards, according to a Gallup poll released in December 2017.The annual poll marks the 16th consecutive year that nurses have been ranked the most trusted out of a wide spectrum of professions, including medical doctors and police officers. 

“Every day, millions of nurses are on the front lines in the fight to improve the health of all Americans,” said Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA -BC, FAAN, president of the American Nurses Association.  “Whether nurses are by the bedside or in the board room, we continue to be a trusted resource and a vital part of our nation’s health care system. This poll reflects the trust the public has in us, and we’ll continue to work hard to keep that trust.”

Thank a nurse! National Nurses Week is May 6–12. Nurses in the San Luis Valley community work hard to provide residents with the best possible health care. Give them a big smile.   

The local District 6 Nurses Association, a partner of the Colorado Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association, presents pertinent health information to the community through an annual workshop.  Last fall, DNA 6 and the Women’s Citizenship Club of Alamosa sponsored a presentation to discuss the Colorado End of Life Options Act.  Dr. Jennifer Harbert and Helen Lester, RN, MSN reviewed the Act and answered questions.  Stay tuned for information on an upcoming health topic in fall 2018.

For further information contact Charlotte Ledonne, RN at SLV Area Health Education Center, 589-4977.