Each year, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) looks forward to May when we join with the American Nurses Association (ANA) in celebrating National Nurses Week May 6-12.
In 2021, the ANA officially recognized the entire month of May as National Nurses Month. This year’s theme is Nurses Make a Difference, honoring the varying roles nurses play and the positive impact they have on our lives. Nurses have an immense impact on health care and the well-being of our communities and are trusted advocates who ensure patients and their families receive quality care.
Here is a message to all nurses, especially our FNU students, alumni, and preceptors, from FNU President, Dr. Susan Stone:
National Nurses Week, which is recognized annually from May 6-12, is a yearly reminder to acknowledge and express gratitude for nurses across the United States. At Frontier Nursing University, we are acutely aware of the important roles that the more than 8,000 nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives who have earned advanced practice degrees from FNU hold in their communities, large and small. Though we are particularly proud of our alumni, our respect, admiration, and appreciation extend to all members of the nursing profession. Nursing, regardless of the specialty or type of practice, requires personal sacrifice, support from friends and family, and years of education and training. It can be exhausting, both physically and mentally, but the results are worth it. The reward comes in service to others. Across all of the nursing specialties and professions, one constant is the call to serve. It is a call that nurses are proud to answer, and one that is deserving of our gratitude not only during National Nurses Week but every day. Thank you to all the nurses across the country for your caring, expertise, and dedication. We are so proud of you.
We thank you for your time and dedication to this profession. As a nurse, you are always caring for others. It’s important, especially this month, to prioritize self-care so you can continue making a difference in health care. Here are some self-care tips.