Health Center Year of the Nurse 2020

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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.

Throughout 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 52 distinct nursing stories over 12 monthly themes. Nominate a nurse or share a story.

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



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Featured Stories

October: Nurses Leading with Care, Dignity, and Respect

This month, we celebrate nurses who take time to know their patients, their lifestyles, and their disease state with consideration for barriers caused by social determinants; then tailor evidence-based care plans to meet patients where they are. Follow along.

August: Nurses Leading with Care by Reaching Beyond their Walls

This month we honor our nurses who go outside their clinics for patient care. We also highlight the nurses presenting during CHI@Home Year of the Nurse 2020: Leading with Care Into the Future Education Session. Follow along.

July: Nurses Leading with Care by Supporting those in the Field with Data, Evidence and Best Practices

Nurses don’t always need to see patients to help. This month we feature stories on nurses who use data, evidence, and best practices to support in the field. Follow along.

June: Nurses Leading with Care Throughout the Lifespan

Nurses touch people at every point of the lifespan. This month we recognize several nurses whose patients are in varying stages of their lives. We also celebrate Men’s Health Month and honor male nurses. Follow along.

May: Nurses Leading with Care to Create a Pathway for the Future and Leave a Legacy to Follow

This month we celebrate National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and honor nurses who are paving the way for future leaders. Follow along.

April: Nurses Leading with Care to Promote Public Health

We celebrate those who are highly dedicated to working to improve their community’s health  – from immunizations to emergencies. Follow along.

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.