Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital
National Nurses Week May 6-12
Truman VA Medical Center is honoring our nurses during Nurses Week May 6-12. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the nation’s largest single employer of nurses who are dedicated to saving lives and maintaining the health of our Veterans. Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as Nurse Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession.
National Nurses Week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which registered nurses, the largest health care profession, work to improve health care. From bedside nursing in hospitals and long-term care facilities to the halls of research institutions, state legislatures, and Congress, the depth and breadth of the nursing profession is meeting the expanding health care needs of American society and its Veterans.
We want to thank all of our Nurses who show dedication, commitment, and compassion each day to our Veteran population.
If you are interested in becoming a nurse at the VA, please check out the VA careers website: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/VACAREERS/careers/nurses/index.asp