On the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth (she was born 195 years ago, today), International Nurses Day - as part of International Nurses Week (May 6 to 12) - is celebrated around the globe every May 12.
SWH Director of Nursing Julianne Clift says this year’s theme of Nurses: A Force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective. resonates with commitment for action to change health systems around the world to achieve better health outcomes for everyone.
‘In order to do this, nurses need an understanding of the landscape of healthcare delivery including financing, cost effectiveness and resource management, cost of healthcare and access to care,’ she says.
‘The decisions that every nurse makes multiple times a day in everyday practice can make a vital difference in the efficiency and the effectiveness of the healthcare system.’
Southwest Health Care employs 580 registered nurses (which includes our 4 nurse practitioners) and 31 enrolled nurses:
We thank all of you for the WONDERFUL work you do and we hope you have a great International Nurses Day!