National Nurses Week, May 6-12, is a time to recognize the incredible contributions nurses make to their communities and to the mission of the American Red Cross. Nursing and the Red Cross just seem to go hand-in-hand because service is at the core of what both do.
More than 20,000 nurses and student nurses are involved in paid and volunteer capacities at all levels and in all lines of business throughout the American Red Cross. These activities consist of:
- Providing direct services: e.g. local Disaster Action Teams (DAT), Health Fairs, volunteer in military clinics and hospitals, promoting blood collection team, first aid stations.
- Teaching and developing courses: CPR/First Aid, Automatic emergency Defibrillator(AED), Disaster Health Services, Nurse Assistant Training, Babysitting, Family Caregiving.
- Acting in management and supervisory roles: including Chapter and Blood Services region executives.
- Functioning in governance roles: local board member to national Board of Governors.
Join your colleagues in the dynamic service that Red Cross nurses have been providing for more than 125 years. To volunteer, please contact the American Red Cross State Nurse Liaison in your area or contact your local Red Cross.