Discounts, freebies offered during National Nurses Week

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Saint Peter's University Hospital will honor its nurses as part of National Nursing Week, held annually from May 6 -12.

National Nurses Week kicks off Monday and businesses across the nation are showing their support for those men and women who are dedicated to keeping us healthy.

Sparrow Hospital Nurses will be treated to a Spa Day, stretching and de-stress breaks, Taco Tuesday, a delivery of chocolate, and even a visit from some canine friends to provide a little dog therapy. Supporting the growing need for nurses and providing strategies to combat the nursing shortage, the College's programs work to not only grow but maintain homegrown nurses with the help of local health care systems.

Rome Memorial Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Durinda Durr, MS, RN, Vice President of Clinical Services, said "research shows that hospitals with a higher proportion of BS (Bachelor of Science) educated nurses have the best patient outcomes".

One of the steps is to recognise the qualifications the nursing technicians have acquired, he added.

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Nurses throughout the world are observing their week from 5 to 12 May, and Croatia has joined in the campaign to highlight the importance of the role of nurses and medical technicians in promoting health for all. Nurses who attend this free course can receive one CNE contact hour. For ANA's National Nurses Week 2019, we asked SNHU nurse leaders to talk about what it means to be a nurse.

CNA practice test: CNA Plus Academy is offering a free practice exam for anyone studying to take their CNA test. Nurses must offer proof of their continuing education if requested by the state board.

NetCE: NetCE is also offering nurses, nurse practitioners, CNAs and other medical professionals online continuing education classes at a discounted rate.

The Health Ministry in cooperation with nursing professionals' institutions is supposed to create a positive climate and halt the brain drain. Nurses will also receive massages, enjoy a treat day, and a pizza lunch and photo booth.

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