Nursing Associations to Launch National Nursing Awareness Campaign

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Â?Celebrate NursingÂ? awareness bracelets will be made available in an effort to promote positive awareness of nursing profession in time for National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2005

The PA State Nurses Association today announced it would participate in a national promotion to build awareness for the nursing profession through the use of the very popular awareness bracelets.

Various nursing associations will be offering “Celebrate Nursing” awareness bracelets in an effort to educate the public on the important role registered nurses play in delivering quality healthcare. In addition, this campaign is part of a larger effort to establish a unified voice for the nursing profession as part of National Nurses Week (May 6-12).

Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Maryland, Nebraska, Montana, Colorado and Iowa are among the first state nursing associations kicking off the national campaign.

“Celebrate Nursing” awareness bracelets will be offered in apricot, the color historically associated with nursing in academic settings. Bracelets are expected to sell for $1.00 each and may be purchased online at http://www.panurses.org or by calling 888-707-7762. All profits from the sale of “Celebrate Nursing” bracelets go to support each state’s nursing association’s efforts in advocating the profession at the local level.

“We hope to bring a new level of awareness of what registered nurses do and who registered nurses are,” said Michele P. Campbell, MSN, RNC executive administrator for the PA State Nurses Association. “This campaign is designed for nurses to share the joys of nursing with each other and those interested in learning more about nursing. This campaign is also working to create a higher level of interest and works toward long-term growth in the nursing community.”

For information on other state’s nursing associations, please visit each state’s website.

About the PA State Nurses Association

The PA State Nurses Association is a nonprofit member-supported association representing the over 200,000 registered nurses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The PA State Nurses Association works to advance the profession of nursing through education, advocacy, practice, and legislation. PA State Nurses is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association and is the official voice for nursing in Pennsylvania.

Visit http://www.panurses.org for more information

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