Nurses Week 2020 - The State of Nursing
This year, Nurses Week takes on a whole new meaning. With 2020 being the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, and COVID-19 currently challenging us systemically and personally, there’s no better time to call attention to all that nurses do around the world.
2020 - the Year Thus Far
The Year of the Nurse and Midwife
So, in case you haven’t heard, 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. But why 2020? Because it’s the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the first modern nurse. She served as a prominent nurse leader and educator during the nineteenth century and helped to establish what we know today as nursing.
If you want to know more about the importance of this year, you can check out our blog post where we share a bit more about it as well as what we’re doing as a company.
This year, we’re honoring the nurses of today, the modern nurses.
At Trusted, we believe that the world of healthcare is evolving at an ever-changing pace, and as a result, nurses are on the forefront of this evolution. We strive to empower the modern nurse through further access to information, resources, and advocacy, so that you, the modern nurse, can continue to empower your patients through your care.
The Modern Nurse is passionate about creating different and sustainable expectations for the profession and leverages technology and advancements to provide the highest quality care available; is a leader, a mover & shaker, curious, lifts expectations, and challenges the status quo daily; and, is the coordinator and the connector of the evolving health care system (and this couldn’t be any more true given the current pandemic we’re fighting through).
This definition can be seen in action as we Celebrate the Contributions of Nurses Everywhere, Recognize and Reflect Upon the Conditions Nurses Face, and provide Further Investment and Better Care for Nurses.
A New Threat: COVID-19
And you’ve surely lived or been exposed to the global challenge that COVID-19 has proven itself to be. In times of crisis, nurses have always risen to the occasion, whether it was Florence during the Crimean War, or past epidemics and pandemics. When the public needed the healing and support of nurses, we were there, and we’re here today.
Today, we are facing a new pandemic, with infections of COVID-19 crippling cities, states, and entire global industries. Today, we need nurses now more than ever. In the work we’re doing at Trusted, we see nurses making informed decisions to step up, not back, toward infection hotspots in order to care for the most at-risk patients (even as facilities struggle to maintain proper protective equipment). Nurses have and continue to courageously put themselves at higher risks in order to support their (and even distant) communities.
Nurses are incredible, and they are the core of the healthcare system. We are proud to do our part by connecting them with roles in which they can, and do, pursue in order to improve and save lives. However, it’s not at no cost to them, and for that, there can never be enough thanks.
But we can still show our gratitude by lining up and sharing exciting announcements, experiences, and awards specifically for nurses during Nurses Week 2020!
Check out our guide to Nurses Week 2020!