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.
Stay home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.
Freda Kangwa received her ASN degree at Fortis College in Indianapolis.
“As a hospice case manager, we have patients in our facilities who are COVID-positive. It is so sad to see otherwise healthy individuals come to our hospice facility because of this virus.
At the beginning of the pandemic, I changed my Facebook page photo to include a filter that told the world I was a healthcare worker, on the front lines of this virus, doing what I could to protect my community. It says; ‘Wash your hands and avoid large crowds. Stay home, because I can’t.’ I urge my community to stay home, stay safe, and stay healthy.”
We are proud of Freda and other nursing graduates who continue the fight against COVID-19. We know that Freda and the other students/graduates are committed to caring for others and using their skills to improve people’s lives. 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.