A registered nurse today has so many opportunities. Nurses just don’t work in hospitals but provide care and education in physicians’ primary care offices, urgent care health centers, nursing homes, schools, correctional facilities, and serve in the military here at home and abroad. They also serve as professors in nursing schools and consultants for lawyers and even television shows.
This year’s American Nurses Association’s theme is “Ethical Practice, Quality Care.” The ANA “recognizes the importance of ethics in nursing and acknowledges the strong commitment, compassion and care nurses display in their practice and profession.”
As changes take place within the healthcare environment, nurses are faced with challenges to provide safe compassionate care at all times. It is by our “Code of Ethics” that we not only practice by but also by which we live. The NYS ENA joins other nursing organizations in the celebration and appreciation that you bring to the bedside of the patients that your care for.
Continue to be passionate about your practice. Be good to yourself and your peers, not only this week but always. Celebrate your triumphs!
Thank you for being you…a nurse.