Health Center Year of the Nurse 2020

Health center nurses at a 2019 CHI nurse meet and greet

The World Health Organization has designated 2020 as Year of the Nurse and Midwife in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. According to 2018 Uniform Data System data, there are 28,000 Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), Registered Nurses (RNs), and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs/LVNs) in the community health center workforce.

Each week in 2020, NACHC will highlight individual nurses, groups of nurses or specific nursing roles in health centers and their contributions to health centers and their communities, and will create a compendium of at least 52 distinct nursing stories over 12 monthly themes. Nominate a nurse or share a story.

Contact Sarah Price, MSN-ED, RN for more information.

March: Nurses Leading the Workforce with Care

Nursing is a multifaceted job, and it requires a lot of flexibility, not to mention innovation and creative thinking. Those things are also critical for any kind of leadership. We celebrate those in leadership this month and share their stories to inspire both current and future nursing leaders in our midst. Follow along.

February: Nurses Leading with Care for Families and Communities

This month we will highlight the contributions that nurses make in their care for families and the local community. Follow along.

January: Nurses Leading with Care in Health Centers

This month we will follow a day or week in the lives of nurses providing direct patient care in community health centers. Follow along.
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