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2019 Nurses Week

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VHA Office of Nursing Services (ONS)
Celebrates the 2019 National Nurse
Appreciation Week (May 6-12)

4 Million Reasons to Celebrate
We thank you for your tireless contributions, hard work, commitment, and the compassionate care you provide Veterans and their families. Thank you for the tremendous difference you make… this week and every week!

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VA Careers Nurses Week Toolkit
(scroll down to Brochures and Print Materials to open the VA Careers Toolkits menu)
Includes guide, graphics and flyers

American Nurses Association (ANA)

ANA Toolkit

FREE Webinar with CE: Nurses4Us: Elevating the Profession! webinar
5/8/19, 1 - 2 pm ET
Register on ANA website


Beth Taylor and Richard Stone Message for Nurses Week
Video Message from Executive in Charge Richard Stone and Acting Chief Nursing Officer Beth Taylor: https://bcove.video/2PiV1K9


Message from Beth Taylor, DHA, RN, NEA-BC

National Nurses Week is a time to honor our contributions to the VA health care system, both in the role we play as clinicians and as leaders who significantly influence the quality of Veterans’ care. The American Nurses Association (ANA) has determined this year’s theme to be “4 million reasons to celebrate”, a nod to the over 4 million nurses in the United States, making it the largest healthcare profession in the nation. The VA is proud to have over 100,000 nursing personnel serving Veterans daily.

As VA nurses, you are the backbone of our Health Care System. Your professional practice and leadership within VA is foundational to ensuring safe, cost effective, high quality health services in VA. We are so grateful for the clinical expertise and significant contributions of our nursing staff in ensuring we meet our mission, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To ALL my fellow VA nurses, It is an honor to celebrate and recognize the extraordinary work that you do leading changes to result in a highly reliable health system, improving Veteran access to care and ensuring excellence in the Veteran experience. Thank you for making a difference and serving as leaders in ensuring excellence in VHA health care.

Happy Nurses Week!