I hope everyone had a fantastic National Nurses Week! As many of you know this weeklong celebration begins May 6th and goes until May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. It’s a time to celebrate nurse’s contributions and recognize the vital role they play within the health care industry. Nurses have a beautiful way of transforming the ordinary into extraordinary and for that, we are recognized.
Did anyone get a change to enjoy a free Cinnabon during National Nurses Week? Cinnabon’s partnership with The Daisy Award is a way we can celebrate nurses more than just once a year. The goal of The Daisy Foundation is to, “ensure that nurses know how deserving they are of our society's profound respect for the education, training, brainpower, and skill they put into their work, and especially for the caring with which they deliver their care.” If you would like to learn more about The Daisy Foundation, click here.
I would also like to take this time to thank all the new and returning Chapter leaders. There is a tremendous amount of dedication and volunteered time that goes into ensuring our success is long lasting. We have been on an upward trajectory for several years now, and continue to do so. However, this can only be accomplished with your help. Our Chapter offers many ways in which you can become involved; volunteer at a community outreach event, participate in an educational offering, attend one of our Workshops, offer to join a committee, become a committee chair, or you can run for a board member or officer position to name a few. Whatever your level of commitment, we welcome you and thank you for what you do for the perioperative community and our Chapter!
Thank you for your continued membership and support of AORN of San Diego County!
Serena Dubuque, MSN, RN, CNOR
AORN of San Diego County Chapter President 2017-2018