Nurses serve as the frontline of the American healthcare system. Registered Nurses administer patients' medications and treatments, create plans for patient care, help perform diagnostic tests, teach patients and their families how to manage illnesses and injuries and so much more.
In fact, the roles and responsibilities of these caring and compassionate healthcare providers is rapidly expanding. Advanced practice nurses perform physical examinations, diagnose and treat common illnesses and injuries, manage chronic health problems and prescribe medication.
At South University, we truly admire the hard work and dedication of the students in our nursing programs, our nursing alumni and all of the other nurses who display a steadfast commitment to the patients they help each and every day. It's an honor to offer educational opportunities to help nurses grow and make a larger impact on their patients, communities and the healthcare industry as a whole.
We're always excited to observe National Nurses Week, sponsored by the American Nurses Association (ANA), each year from May 6 to May 12. This is a time for us to acknowledge the work of these caregivers and say thank you for everything they do for us throughout the year.
National Nurses Week 2018
The 2018 theme of National Nurses Week, "Inspire, Innovate, Influence," recognizes nurses' commitment to protecting, promoting and improving health care for all. "We take pride in the fact that the public has rated nursing as the most honest and ethical profession for the past 16 years," states the ANA. "It is only fitting that we take one week each year to celebrate our profession and the vital role nurses play in health care."
Thank a Nurse
Join in the celebration this National Nurses Week and help us honor the special nurses that have touched your lives. We encourage you — our students, alumni and other community members — to participate in the festivities by recognizing or thanking a nurse on our Facebook page during National Nurses Week (May 6-May 12, 2018).
Nurses—help us honor you by sharing your story, advice and accomplishments today. We want to hear your personal story about what you've accomplished and overcome, as well as well as what's keeping you motivated to pursue your education.