… by Andrea Higham, Director of the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future
We all know a nurse and have either personally been cared for or have a loved one who has been cared for by a nurse. Nurses are truly society’s caregivers and as such, they’re critical to our health and well-being. For the past eight years, the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future has been dedicated to showcasing the value and positive image of nurses through programs that thank and recognize nurses. Through funding scholarships for nurses to further their education and providing awards that recognize their tireless efforts to care for patients, the Campaign shows thanks for the nursing community.
The Campaign was recently awarded the prestigious President’s Award for Transforming the Image of Nursing by the National League for Nursing (NLN). As part of maintaining that positive image, we recognize that nurses play an important role in our nation’s evolving healthcare system. Later this year, we’ll be launching an outreach initiative targeted to recruit and retain advanced practice nurses.
Each year, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to our nation’s caregivers… and we’d like to extend that goodwill to all of you! We all need to recharge our batteries and refresh our minds from time to time (especially nurses), so we’re providing those attending the Social Health Track on October 14 a chance to “refresh & recharge.” During the Social Health Track, you can take time out of your busy day to recharge your batteries – both literally and figuratively – through electronic charging stations, mini-massages and refreshments.
Because we can all benefit from quick ways to “refresh & recharge” during the day, Social Health Track attendees will also receive a card with ergonomic tips. Keep the card with you throughout the Expo and even once you’re back home blogging away at your computer.
We hope to see you there!