Earlier this year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) designated 2015 as the “Year of Ethics.” Recognizing the importance of ethics in all aspects of nursing practice, ANA also released a revised code of ethics for the profession, the first since 2001.
In keeping with this, the theme of 2015 National Nurses Week is "Ethical Practice. Quality Care." It highlights the significant impact nurses have on upholding "the highest level of quality and ethical standards in their practice to ensure the delivery of superior health care to patients, families and society."
Watch a National Nurses Week Greeting from ANA President Pamela Cipriano:
Celebrated annually from May 6, National Nurses Day, through May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday, National Nurses Week acknowledges the crucial role that nurses play in elevating ethical standards that garner genuine trust. For example, the annual Gallup survey has found that the public rated nursing as the most honest, ethical profession consecutively for the past 13 years. Read more about the history of National Nurses Week.
Please join us in celebrating the contribution nurses make this and every week!