NYSNA salutes the 200,000 registered professional nurses practicing in New York state. As the unsung heroes of the healthcare delivery system, nurses are honored during the week of Florence Nightingale’s birthday as they should be the entire year.
Gov. Eliot Spitzer has declared May 6-12, 2007, to be Nurses Week in New York. His proclamation includes these statements:
“Nurses are an indispensable component of the health community as they provide care in a variety of settings – large medical centers, local hospitals, outpatient clinics, community facilities, nursing homes, schools, and private offices.”
“As leading advocates of overall public health, nurses work in more than 75 specialized areas ranging from neonatal care to gerontology.”
“This year’s observance of National Nurses Week celebrates the theme, “Nursing: A Profession and a Passion,” reflects . . . the significant impact nurses have on our lives as advocates of safe and quality patient care.”
NYSNA has launched a new “Image Revolution” campaign for nurses.
With more than 34,000 members, NYSNA is the oldest and largest state nurses’ association in the nation. It is an influential union for RNs, representing nurses in New York and New Jersey. Offering a wide range of services to its members, NYSNA fosters high standards of nursing education and practice and works to advance the profession through legislative activity. It is a constituent of the American Nurses Association and of the United American Nurses, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.