Red Cross celebrates local nurses

Appeared in: Daily Democrat

On Thursday, March 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Yolo County Red Cross will hold a celebration honoring the local nurses, and nursing milestones.

2010 is the International Year of the Nurse, 100 years of Red Cross First Aid, 101 years of Red Cross Nursing, as well as 100 years since the death of Florence Nightingale

Red Cross nursing has had a major role in the historical evolution of nursing and nursing leadership in the United States, with many Red Cross nurses playing strategic roles in the development of American nursing, according to local representatives.

Today, nurses serve in many specialty roles in Disaster Response and Preparedness, Health and Safety training, Service to Military Families, Biomedical and International Services.

As in the past, nurses serve in leadership roles at the local, state and national level to promote and enhance the Red Cross humanitarian mission and to promote public health and safety. Student nurses also are involved in many aspects of local service delivery.

Four student nurses from Samuel Merritt University will be honored for completing their Community Health rotation with the Red Cross. In addition, two local long time nurse volunteers will be honored.

At 6:30 p.m. curio case made by Hans Faye for his Eagle Scout project will be unveiled, containing nursing memorabilia donated by local nurses, and families of nurses.

This event will be held at the American Red Cross Yolo County chapter located at 120 Court St., Woodland.


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