National Nurses Week - Fortis on the Frontlines Series
In 1991, the American Nurses Association established National Nurses Week as a time to recognize the selfless caregivers who serve their communities. Each year celebrations culminate on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who is widely recognized as the “mother of modern nursing.” On the 200th anniversary of her birth, the World Health Organization announced 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. In the spirit of Nurses Week and the Year of the Nurse, this week’s posts will highlight nursing graduates and students who are serving on the frontlines of COVID-19 across the country.
Listen to the experts: Stay home.
Darlene Robinson is a nurse at a primary occupational health facility. The Fortis College Columbia graduate shares her gratitude for fellow healthcare professionals and urges families to heed medical advice:
“Please listen to the experts - your health and the health of every man, woman, boy and girl, young and old, regardless of nationality or culture in our world, matter to me. Your family and our families are our greatest priorities right now.
I feel so proud of all the healthcare superstars (doctors, nurses, techs, respiratory therapists, phlebotomists, and scientists) across the world. Our teamwork saves lives!”
We celebrate Darlene and other nursing graduates who continue the fight against COVID-19. To learn more about the nursing programs at Fortis Colleges & Institutes, St. Paul’s School of Nursing and Denver College of Nursing, please click here.