Honoring Nurses During National Nurses Week
NorthBay Healthcare honors its registered nurses during National Nurses Week, celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
This year’s theme, “Nurses Leading the Way,” focuses on the role nurses play as both expert clinicians and as leaders who dramatically influence the quality of care patients receive. The public wants leaders they can trust — and nurses consistently rank at the top of a respected annual poll as the most trusted profession.
“Our nurses are definitely leaders and influencers of care,” says Donna Dabeck, R.N., manager of nurse recruitment and retention. “Our nurses have representation from senior management to the staff level. Through the Professional Practice Model, evidence-based practice and shared governance nursing, to advocating for change here at NorthBay, our nurses demonstrate leadership every day.”