Today marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, a nationwide celebration of nurses and the vital work that they do. Observed annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6 and ends on May 12 to commemorate Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This year's theme is "Culture of Safety. It Starts with You."
- Openness and mutual trust when discussing safety concerns and solutions without individual blame
- Marshaling of appropriate resources, such as safe staffing- and skill-mix levels
- A learning environment in which healthcare professionals learn from errors and proactively detect systemic weaknesses
- Transparency and accountability
Watch the Nurses Week Video with ANA President, Pam Cipriano:
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