McGregor celebrates the month of May ~ Nurses Month, to honor the varying roles of nurses and their positive impact on our lives.
They make a difference in every life they touch! That’s why this year’s theme, “You Make a Difference”, to honor your varying nursing roles as well as the positive impact you have on everyone’s lives.
On May 6th, we recognize National Nurses Day!
Nurses make a difference as trusted advocates who ensure individuals, families, and populations receive quality patient care and services. Nurses make a difference by influencing and shaping health policy decisions that ensure all Americans have access to high-quality, affordable health care coverage.
The impact of nurses on health care is unparalleled directly affecting the health and well-being of our society. Nurses are everywhere we live, work, play, learn, and worship, and in every health care setting providing care to millions of people.
This month-long celebration of the nursing profession allows for greater opportunities to promote understanding and appreciation of the invaluable contributions of nurses.
Week 1-May 1-7: This week is dedicated to cultivating and maintaining optimal mental health and physical well-being.
Week 2- May 8-14: We honor the work of oour nurses who lead, excel, and innovate, not only in our health care systems, but also in our communities which makes them vital to transforming the future of health care.
Week 3- May 15-21: We focus on the access to resources and insights that guide us in professional development. We recommend that you focus on how you can excel and lead in your nursing career or inspire and help others in their professional nursing journey.
Week 4-May 22-31: Focus on Engagment within our community this week, whether virtually or in-person. Our goal is to educate members of our community on what nurses do beyond the bedside — advocacy, shaping public policy, or serving as organizational board members, among other duties. We ask for your support to encourage support of current and future nurses.
Fun Fact: In the 1950’s, National Nurses Week was first observed from October 11 – 16. It was President Nixon who proclaimed a “National Nurse Week” in 1974.
The idea of making May 6th the “National Recognition Day for Nurses” was first proposed by a group of nurses from Mexico.