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Salute the Nurse in Your Life During Nurses Week!

By Dana Brandorff


​​The University of Colorado College of Nursing and student nurses are encouraging the community to celebrate the nurse in your life during the month of May.   Nurses Week runs from May 6 – May 12, which was the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.  CU Nursing students appeared on CBS 4 Saturday morning to showcase the profession of nursing and some of the activities they have planned for the week including a 5K fun run at the Anschutz Medical Campus Sunday, May 5, and community blanket making for patients at Children’s Hospital on May 9.

CBS4 will be highlighting CU Nursing and its alums in a campaign titled “I am a CU Nurse.” The campaign runs through the end of May and includes graduates of the program – Transplant Medicine Nurse Maytham Alshadood, HIV Pediatric Nurse Kim Pierce, Nurse-Midwife Jessica Anderson, Emergency Pediatric Nurse Ben Phillips and Assistant Professor Peggy Jenkins.  ​

Check out the campaign on our Facebook page and post a message in support of nurses.  https://www.facebook.com/cucollegeofnursing

In addition to our local efforts, select restaurants across the nation are showing nurses a little love by offering discounts and free items this week. Dates of offers and participation varies by location.

Did you know that for the past 17 years, Gallup has consistently named nursing as the most-trusted profession for honesty and ethical standards? The poll showed 84% of Americans describe nurses’ ethics as high or very high.