McLeod Health joins the American Nurses Association in recognizing National Nurses Week, which is held each year May 6 through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
We honor the work of our nurses who day in and day out lead, excel and innovate. McLeod nurses are heroes who serve with expert hands and compassionate hearts.
McLeod Health employs more than 2,700 licensed nurses (Registered Nurses; Advanced Practice Nurses – including Certified Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives; as well as Licensed Practical Nurses) and each one has a critical responsibility to uphold the highest level of quality in their practice to ensure the delivery of superior health care to patients, families and their community.
Throughout the years, nursing has progressed from traditional nursing care to more than 100 nursing specialties.
Each hospital will have ongoing celebrations recognizing National Nurses Week, including Nurse of the Year announcements, to recognize the incredible work McLeod Health Nurses do every day.