A week’s worth of events, themed “Your Passport to Health — Take Some Time for Yourself,” will recognize nurses at City of Hope from May 2 to 7.
|City of Hope nurses Janine Munizich, left, and Lisa Ward will be among those honored starting May 2. (Photo by Walter Urie)|
Although efforts to create a nursing recognition event nationally began as early as the 1950s, the U.S. Congress and President Ronald Reagan first designated May 6 as “National Recognition Day for Nurses” in 1982. The American Nurses Association soon afterward created National Nurses Week, which stretches from May 6 to May 12 — the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
For details on the celebration, consult flyers and posters throughout City of Hope. These are some of the events offered to nursing staff:
May 2 to 6
“Tea and Blessings,” held in various locations
Using yoga for self-care at the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center, 8 to 8:30 a.m. and 4 to 4:30 p.m.
Beverage card distribution
International Day: Breakfast and lunch will be offered in a tented area behind City of Hope Helford Clinical Research Hospital and dinner will be distributed through the Bistro.
“First, Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask,” a workshop by Sharon Cox, M.S.N., R.N. The first session will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. in Conference Room B and the second will take place from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Cooper Auditorium. (Includes meals and snacks; R.S.V.P. to Maria Valdez at email@example.com is required.)
Chair massages will be offered at various locations throughout the afternoon and evening.
Nurses will be treated to frozen yogurt from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bistro.
In addition, each nurse will receive a City of Hope cooler backpack as a gift, as well as entry into raffles. Nurses must present their City of Hope identification card to participate in events; tickets are necessary for meals and may be obtained from nurse managers.