These days, nurses are more important than ever. The health care industry is increasingly being held accountable for improving care quality and outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and controlling costs. Nurses are essential to all of those efforts.

We celebrate nurses every day, but this week we have a special opportunity to recognize the roles they play on the front lines, in your organizations and in preparing for the future of health care. Thank you, nurses, for providing the highest-quality care to your patients. You deserve special recognition for your efforts to inspire, innovate and influence every day.

See how nurses from three of our member organizations inspire fellow staff, promote innovative care models and influence buying decisions to help improve cost and quality.

Join us in recognizing nurses who inspire, innovate and influence. Use #nursesweek on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media.

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National nurses week

Nurses inspire

Learn how Memorial Hermann Health System’s participation in the evidence-based practice projects that are part of the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ curriculum has helped inspire fellow nurses to become involved in performance improvement work.


Nurses innovate

Learn how front-line nurses worked as part of a cross-functional team at New Hanover Regional Medical Center to innovatively redesign their care model to improve patient satisfaction and reduce nurse turnover.

Nurses influence

Learn how nurses in the IHN Sourcing Group are influencing the supply chain decisions of their organizations through their work in clinical quality value analysis.