May 06, 2016

Celebrating National Nurses Week: May 6-12

Source: NYSUT Communications
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NYSUT SALUTES OUR NURSES - THANK YOU!

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nurses week posterNational Nurses Week • May 6-12, 2016

  • We (NYSUT) appreciate and thank you — our nurses — for your service, commitment and leadership.
  • Nurses are leading the way to providing high quality health care for all - increasing access to care and improving outcomes in an ever-changing and dynamic health system.
  • Nurses are healers, educators, role models, and comforters - critically needed members of our community.
  • Wherever health care is provided, a nurse is likely to be there - from hospitals, schools, health centers, social service agencies, to homes and nursing homes.

School Nurses Day • May 11, 2016

  • School nurses juggle a complex range of medical and social issues, from communicable diseases, stress and chronic illnesses (diabetes and asthma) to accidents, injuries and school safety and often moving from school to school throughout the district.
  • For some students, the school nurse is the only health care professional they ever see.
  • School nurses' work goes beyond the nurse's office - they interact with teachers, doctors, child study teams, administrators, school counselors, social workers, coaches, parents, police, substance abuse professionals and other School-Related Professionals.

We are proud to salute our nurses — you deserve special recognition for your efforts in leading the way for your patients, students and for a healthy nation.


Dear NYSUT Health Care Professional:

In honor of National Nurses Week, May 6 – 12, and National School Nurses Day, May 11 we express our deep appreciation for your service, commitment and professionalism that you bring to the work you do every day. We would also like to extend our appreciation to all our health care professionals for improving the health and lives of students, patients and communities.

The demands of your job require a high level of technical proficiency, knowledge and compassion. You also possess remarkable resilience coping with the stress and complexities that your job brings.

We all can think of a time when we, or a loved one, have received excellent care by someone in the nursing profession either in a hospital, home care setting, nursing home or school environment and how that expertise and care has touched our lives.

On a daily basis, school nurses juggle a complex range of medical and social issues from communicable diseases, stress and chronic illnesses (diabetes and asthma) to accidents, injuries and school safety, often while moving from school to school throughout the district.

For some students, the school nurse is the only health care professional they ever see.

National School Nurse Day is a day we reflect on the extraordinary role you play in the lives of children and we celebrate you!

On behalf of NYSUT, we applaud you and your profession for the tremendous work you do and wish you, with great respect and admiration, a happy and well-deserved National Nurses Week.