National Nurses Week May 6-12, 2012

One of the most rewarding careers one can have is nursing. Nurses work long shifts, often perform strenuous work, perform under a great amount of stress and sometimes get very little appreciation for what they do. Nurses save lives. It’s that simple. It’s no surprise that the United States sets aside one week a year to honor nurses, and this year, that week begins with National Nurses Day on May 6, 2012.

National Nurses Week ends on May 12, which, is by no coincidence, the birthday of the woman who is considered to be the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, born May 12, 1820. She was a nurse and writer who tended to injured soldiers during the Crimean War and came to be known as the “lady with the lamp” due to her making rounds at night to check on her wounded patients.

If you are a nurse or are enrolled in a nursing degree program at Colorado Christian University, please read the American Nurses Association website and see what this professional organization is all about. The ANA publishes various journals and informative articles that may be of help to you when it comes to finding jobs, enriching your skill set and furthering your education and/or career.

CCU is very proud of its successful and popular nursing programs including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the online RN-BSN program.

CCU, its faculty, staff and students would like to thank our nurses for the challenging and life-saving work they perform each and every day. To learn more about CCU nursing programs admissions, please read the Adult Degree Completion Student Admissions page or contact CCU by phone to learn more about admissions requirements and financial aid opportunities.