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National Nursing Week: May 10-16, 2021

May 4, 2021

On behalf of the public we serve, we want to thank B.C.’s nurses for everything they do to care for British Columbians. Your contributions make a difference to the lives of your patients, clients, and their families.

Every day, B.C. nurses use critical thinking, purposeful inquiry, and clinical judgment—underpinned by compassion and empathy—to care for the physical and mental health of patients and clients.

Since the beginning of 2020, nurses have been called upon to deliver care to patients and clients under extraordinary and challenging circumstances. Many nurses are part of the frontline team supporting COVID-19 efforts or caring for individuals grappling with substance use disorder, as the overdose crisis has deepened. Others have stepped in to ensure British Columbians’ non-COVID-related care needs continued to be met. Nurses have been asked to provide care in familiar and unfamiliar settings.

Nurses are playing a vital role in the wellness of our communities while also dealing with the impact of the pandemic on their own lives. Whether you are practising as an LPN, an NP, an RN, or an RPN, thank you, nurses, for your dedication to patients and clients during this exceedingly challenging time. We are grateful for everything you do.