Nurse Appreciation Week
View a gallery of student drawings celebrating National Nurses Week.
Watch I am a Nurse on Wistia.
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
are ranked as the most trusted profession in the nation, according to a
recent Gallup survey, which ranks professions on the public’s
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