We salute our hard working APRNs, RNs, and LPNs during Nurses Week. During the difficult time of this pandemic, we are appreciative of your efforts to ensure patients in Florida continue to receive quality care.
“At times like this we all truly look up to our nursing heroes and recognize them as a vital part of the health care team,” — Joe Baker, Jr., Board Executive Director.
“In times of uncertainty only one thing is constant … change. Nurses answer the call whenever needed and remain a steady beacon of compassion and hope, giving of themselves unselfishly. During this unprecedented and continually evolving period in our lives, the call of duty has remained unchanged for the nursing profession. As we reflect on the significance of the nursing profession, I’m reminded of the sacrifice and efforts of Ellen Dougherty, the world’s first Registered Nurse, and the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. These trailblazers worked tirelessly, focusing on personalized patient care and health care reform. It is in their honor and in honor and respect of the millions of nurses worldwide continuing in their footsteps that we salute you during this Nurses Week 2020. Your response and contribution to health care during the COVID-19 pandemic is a testament to your perpetual dedication and professionalism. Your efforts will be remembered for years to come – thank you. The Florida Board of Nursing celebrates you!” —
Sherri Sutton-Johnson, DrPH, MSN/ED, RN, CCHW, Director of Nursing Education