National Nurses Week celebrated

VALLEY — Nurses are the most trusted profession nation-wide for the 15th year in a row. The American public has again ranked nurses as the professionals with the highest honesty and ethical standards, according to a Gallup poll released in December, 2016.

The annual poll marks the 15th consecutive year that nurses have been ranked the most trusted out of a wide spectrum of professions, including medical doctors and police officers. 

“Every day, millions of nurses are on the front lines in the fight to improve the health of all Americans,” said Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA -BC, FAAN, president of the American Nurses Association. “Whether nurses are by the bedside or in the board room, we continue to be a trusted resource and a vital part of our nation’s health care system. This poll reflects the trust the public has in us, and we’ll continue to work hard to keep that trust.”

Thank a nurse! National Nurses Week is May 6–12. Nurses in the San Luis Valley community work hard to provide residents with the best possible health care. Give them a big smile.   

The local District 6 Nurses Association, a partner of the Colorado Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association, is working with Valley schools this year during sports events to collect food for the food banks — local nurses supporting the community.

Caption: Members of the CHS Student Council and nurses present food for the food bank to Food Bank Director John Reesor. Nurses are again working with San Luis Valley schools this year to support the food banks in the Valley. Courtesy photo