Leaders of national nursing organizations meet with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, PhD, RN and RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN and chief nurse officer, U.S.Public Health Service on May 9, 2014 in Washington, DC.
Nurses are the first line of defense in the prevention of illness and injury. They champion and promote the health of our nation.
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the Birthday of Florence Nightingale, who is widely recognized as the founder of modern nursing.
This year we recognize nurses as healthcare leaders and trusted advisers on health issues, thank nurses for their critical role in implementing the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid expansion, and look ahead to how nurses will continue to improve patient outcomes in the ever-evolving field of primary care.
HRSA Study Finds Uptick of Nurse Practitioners Working in Primary Care news release (05/09/2014)
Observing 2014 National Nurses Week - Nurses: Leading the Way, statement by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
The Nursing Profession: A Platform for Leadership, blog by HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, PhD, RN
HRSA Investments in the Nursing Workforce (PDF - 106 KB)
The U.S. Nursing Workforce: Trends in Supply and Education (PDF - 2.2 MB)