National Nurse’s Week occurs every year during May 6-12. The purpose of National Nurses Week is to raise public awareness of the value of nursing and to help educate the public about the vital roles registered nurses play in meeting the health care needs of the American people.

To celebrate National Nurses Week, Kenner Army Health Clinic would like to pay tribute to Kenner nursing staff who provide highly skilled, safe and quality care in a variety of settings, and who encounter increased challenges to their professional and ethical commitment to deliver essential health care.

This year, Kenner will be honoring their entire nursing staff with a week full of activities that include:

Monday: Official Nurse’s Appreciation Week Kick-off and cake cutting celebration with Col. Gwen Bingham, garrison commander as the guest speaker.

Tuesday: KAHC nursing staff served a continental breakfast by the command staff.

Wednesday: KAHC nurses will be showing their appreciation to the patients, they serve by presenting a mini health fair.

May 10: KAHC nurses will walk the historic Petersburg National Battlefield for light exercise and social time in a place where nurses made a great contribution.

And, to end the weeklong activities, May 11 will be a nurse’s appreciation luncheon catered by the Regimental Club with keynote speaker Dr. Karen Faison, Dean of the School of Nursing at Virginia State University and the announcement of Kenner’s first nurse of year award winner.