07 May Celebrate Nurses Week 2013
The American Nurses Association marks this year’s National Nurses Week, May 6-12, with the theme “Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care.”
Patients benefit from nurses’ leadership roles in improving quality, the ANA noted in a news release. For example, RNs serve as designated innovation advisors for national healthcare programs seeking to develop more effective treatment and prevention strategies and reduce costs.
“Using their knowledge, compassion and skills, nurses work to help individuals maintain and improve their health, educate them about their treatment and care for their bodies and minds throughout the lifespan,” ANA President Karen A. Daley, RN, PhD, FAAN, said in the news release.
“This year we’re recognizing nurses’ impact on elevating the quality of care through innovation and using data to devise more effective care strategies. This work contributes to our ultimate goal: better-quality healthcare for all.”
Now is a great time to learn to become a Certified Nurse Aide.