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2020 declared International Year of the Nurse

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Posted at 6:06 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 19:52:27-04

The World Health Assembly has officially made 2020 the International Year of the Nurse.

That decision was made to honor the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, who is considered the founder of modern nursing.

But the current pandemic shows us just how important and valuable our nurses are to the community.

Phoebe Henderson, MSN, RN/Instructor, explained, "Nurses have always been very dedicated, competent, highly committed members of the healthcare team. But in this pandemic, I think the role has come a little bit more to the forefront."

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