This year, National Nurses Week is celebrated from May 6-12. The purpose of National Nurses Week is to raise public awareness of the value of nurses and to help educate the public about the vital role nurses play in meeting the health care needs of the American people.
To celebrate National Nurses Week, the nursing faculty and students of State Fair Community College’s Bi-level Associate Degree Nursing program would like to pay tribute to the nearly 29 million registered nurses in the nation and specifically to our 957 associate degree graduates and 1,091 practical nursing graduates.
SFCC’s nursing alumni are providing highly skilled and quality care in a variety of settings in our 14-county service area. More than 40 percent of the nursing staff at Bothwell Regional Health Center are SFCC graduates. As nursing faculty, we are proud of the success of our graduates as well as their ability to deliver essential health care.
To honor all nurses during National Nurses Week, the SFCC nursing faculty and students would like to encourage people to submit a letter to the editor recognizing a nurse who touched their lives in a special way.