Sebelius Recognizes Nurses for Their Commitment, Leadership, and Vision
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recognized the contributions of nurses and thanked them for their critical work in an official statement released in honor of National Nurses Week.
“During National Nurses Week, we recognize the incredible contributions that nurses make to keeping America healthy,” Sebelius said. “Every day, America’s nurses bring commitment, leadership, and vision to the nation’s health system. They fill many roles — as care providers, educators and researchers. There is no setting where healthcare is delivered where you won’t find a nurse.”
Sebelius added that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is working to ensure training and support for the nursing community including incentives for new advanced practice nurses to work in underserved communities.
“This National Nurses Week, I want to thank nurses all over the country for the critical work they do on the front lines of healthcare,” she said. “Working together, we will bring better care and better health to all Americans.”