National Nurses Week a celebration of legacy for Rochester family

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Public Health Nurse Ashley Furtney tells Country 104.9 News that they'll be drawing attention to the specialized community-based work done by public health nurses. We need people to take care of each other.

These folks are our brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, cousins, neighbors and friends.

National Nursing Week highlights the expanding nursing roles and work settings like offices, classrooms and at home where LPNs, RNs and NPs are there supporting optimal health and committed to ensuring safe, competent, compassionate and ethical nursing care. According to the organization, there are more than 4 million registered nurses (RNs) working in the United States.

Not only are nurses required to be educated in a wide variety of medically related topics, many - if not all - are also well accustomed to dealing with members of the public, particularly those of us who might be aggravated, impatient or helplessly suffering from a great deal of pain.

National Nurses Week runs until May 12 and that day happens to be Nightingale's birthday.

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Sunday is National Nurses Day and it's the beginning of National Nurses Week. Betsy is now celebrating her 29th year in nursing and now her daughter is following in her career path.

"Nurses have been named the most trusted professionals for the past 17 consecutive years by the Gallup Poll".

National Nurses Week begins every May 6th and ends on May 12th, which is the day Florence Nightingale was born.

The Ontario Nurses' Association and the Huron County Health Unit are spotlighting the work of public health nurses.