National Student Nurse Day

May 8, 2010

Since 1998, National Student Nurse Day has been included within National Nurses Week. May 8th marks the official day to celebrate the contribution and efforts of Student Nurses. Also known as the RN Recognition Day, National Student Nurse Day has bought about awareness for the professions and job market demand is steadily increasing. With the vast need of nurses, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare venues has been able to provide jobs to many within the field.

The National Student Nurse Association’s mission is to mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, and to convey the standards, ethics, and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession. They are involved with nurse within the United States and internationally. The following schools have nursing programs available: Rasmussen College – School of Nursing, Clemson University, Barnes-Jewish College, Brigham-Young College, Charleston Southern University, Indiana University-Southeast, and Jacksonville State University. Many others are listed on the National Student Nurse Association website.

If you are interested in more information, please visit http://www.nsna.org


National Nurses Week

May 6, 2010

May 6 kicks off the first day of National Nurses Week. Nurses take care of those in hospital, school, religious arenas, homeless shelters, and clinics all over the world. These professionals provide comfort to those they greet and work with daily. They dedicate their time to helping people any in capacity befitting. This week, many nurses will celebrate with those of varied interests, strengths and passions.

Currently, there are nearly 3.1 million registered nurses in the United States. And, 2.4 million of them are actively employed. RNs top the list of the 10 occupations with the largest projected job growth in the years 2002-2012. Research indicates that advanced practice registered nurses can provide 60 to 80 percent of primary care services as well as or better than physicians and at a lesser cost.

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.1 million registered nurses through its nurses associations, its organizational affiliates, and its workforce advocacy affiliate, the Center for American Nurses. The ANA advances the nursing profession by applying high standards of nursing practice, displaying a positive and realistic view of nursing, and bring awareness with the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.

For more information: contact The American Nurse Association at http://www.nursingworld.org