PCNA Celebrates National Nurses Week

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Joe Searls
Public Relations & Marketing Manager
P: 608-442-3448 | E: jsearls@pcna.net 

(April 28, 2014) Madison, WI. This month, the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) will be observing National Nurses Week by showcasing a different nurse each day of the weeklong celebration. PCNA will profile nurses in various stages of their careers, looking at their education, career path, challenges and rewards of their work. Look for a new profile of a nurse daily during National Nurses Week on PCNA’s Facebook page at facebook.com/HeartNurses.

National Nurses Week has been a widely observed celebration since its inception in 1974. It is traditionally celebrated beginning on May 6, and ending on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. In the years after its creation, multiple daily celebrations have been added to the week’s itinerary, such as National Student Nurses Day, celebrated on May 8, and National School Nurse Day, celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week.

“We are excited to celebrate National Nurses Week and utilize our social media networks to recognize nurses doing great things,” says Sue Koob, PCNA CEO. “Nurses are a vital force in the complex and changing world of healthcare, and we are proud to be honoring them in a special way during National Nurses Week.” Koob also stated that featuring a different nurse each day of the week will serve as a reminder of the impact nurses have on our communities on a daily basis.

PCNA has established itself as the premier organization of nursing professionals dedicated to the prevention of cardiac and other vascular diseases throughout the lifespan. PCNA’s mission includes developing and promoting nurses as leaders in this field and supporting comprehensive risk reduction strategies for individuals and populations across the lifespan. PCNA takes pride in supporting leadership, advocacy, lifelong learning and empowerment of the nursing community. To learn more about PCNA and their continuing education, free nursing tools, Annual Symposium and more, visit PCNA.net or join them on facebook.com/heartnurses or Twitter @heartnurses.

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