Nurses Are the Silent Weapons Against COVID-19

NursingMay 10, 2020

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.

Nurses are the silent weapons against COVID-19.

Leticia Hernandez, RHIT, RN, BSN and Practice Manager at Miami Hematology and Oncology Associates, shares her sentiments from the frontlines: 

“I can say with pride and certainty that nurses are the most prepared to deal with these types of situations. As nurses, we are exposed to germs every day…COVID-19 is yet another virus to add to our list.

We have always been on the front lines of disease and epidemics. Nurses see and do so much more than what the public ever observes. As nurses, we step in head-first to confront viruses, cancers, diseases and trauma. I am happy to report that our faculty remains COVID-19 free!  

I am Fortis trained and proud!” 

We are proud of Leticia and other graduates for their impact on 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.