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Deadline Approaches for Nurses Nomination Submission for Rockland County’s Annual Nurse Recognition Day

The Rockland County Nurse Recognition Committee has issued a call for nominations from the community and health care facilities for the next Nurse Recognition Day. Registered nurses working in health care are eligible for nomination. Nominees may be staff or administration and must be submitted by April 8, 2014 by 5 PM EST

To receive a nomination form and to submit the completed form, contact the Chairperson of the Nominations Committee Patricia Cabbell at Patricia.Cabbell@omh.ny.gov.

The nominations will be reviewed by a committee and the winning nurses will be awarded "Excellence in Practice" awards at the Rockland County Nurse Recognition Day program to be hosted by Helen Hayes Hospital on Thursday May 8, 2014. This year’s theme is “The Evolution of Nursing.” Healthcare vendors are invited to participate by contacting Patricia Schneider, the Chair of the Rockland County Nurse Recognition Committee, at schneiderp@helenhayeshosp.org.

Nurse Recognition Day is a part of the National Nurse Recognition Week, which is held every year to raise public awareness of the value of nursing. This year's National Nurse Recognition Week will be celebrated May 6 – 12, 2014 throughout the United States. Traditionally, National Nurses Week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which registered nurses, the largest health care profession, are working to improve health care. From bedside nursing in hospitals and long-term care facilities to the halls of research institutions, state legislatures, and Congress, the depth and breadth of the nursing profession is meeting the expanding health care needs of American society.

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