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Nurse Appreciation Week


National Nurses Week

Nurses Week 2014

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 National Nurses Week.

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May 6, 2014 marks the beginning of National Nurses Week across the country. With a wide variety of celebrations and events, Memorial Hermann takes this opportunity to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in patient outcomes, safety, and overall well-being.

Nurses are ranked as the most trusted profession in the nation, according to a recent Gallup survey, which ranks professions on the public’s perception of their honesty and ethics. Nurses have topped the list since 1999, with the exception of 2001 when firefighters claimed the honor for their prominent role in the 9/11 rescue efforts.

Approximately 7,850 registered nurses and 450 licensed vocational nurses work at Memorial Hermann, including 2,242 board certified nurses. Board certification of nurses involves a rigorous process of testing and peer evaluation that is designed and administered by specialists in the specific area of medicine.