In recognition of National Nurses Week, to take place May 6 through May 12 this year, Cooper University Health Care honors the committed, compassionate nurses who provide expert care to our patients and their families. Your dedication and hard work are crucial in supporting the health of our community and the patients you care for.
The American Nurses Association theme for this year’s Nurses Week is Nurses Make a Difference. In keeping with this theme, Kathy Devine, DrNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, has provided a special message recognizing the hard work and dedication of Cooper’s nurses:
“The American Nursing Association has chosen the theme Nurses Make a Difference as we celebrate national nurse’s week this May. While nurses have historically been recognized for their promotion of health and wellness of individuals, families, and communities, the COVID-19 pandemic has furthered the value and significance of nurses in influencing outcomes in a widespread public health emergency. Nurses responded in many ways; for example, they were present at the bedside of the acutely ill, administered vaccines in community settings, served as advisors for public policy, and led hospitals’ incident command teams. Through resiliency, innovation, and professional commitment, nurses have and will continue to support the needs of individuals and communities.
“We are exceptionally proud of our Cooper nurses, and excited to recognize their integral roles across our health system and continuum of care. May 6 is National Nurses Day, and kicks off the official week of celebration and activities. As we celebrate Nurses Week, let’s be grateful for the opportunity to practice the art and science of nursing, and to be part of a larger professional community that is so trusted and respected.