Each year, National Nurses Week is celebrated beginning May 6th and ending May 12th on Florence Nightingale's birthday. National Nurses Week is one of the nation's largest health care events, recognizing the contributions and commitments nurses make and educating the public about the significant work they perform.
This year, the theme of National Nurses Week is “Nurses Leading the Way.” Today, more than ever, nurses are at the forefront of transforming the changing state of health care. This week, the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS) would like to honor these dedicated men and women.
VA nurses are an integral part of our health care team. Every day, they provide leadership, advocacy and exceptional clinical care to meet the health care needs of our patients. Veterans and their families rely on our nurses for their compassionate and professional care. National Nurses Week gives us a chance to recognize the contributions of these health care providers who are at the heart of our health care system.
Please join me in celebrating our VA nurses who serve this country by providing quality patient care to all of America’s Veterans.
Sandra Sparks, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
Acting Associate Director for Patient Care Services
North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System