National Nurses Week is May 6-12

‘National Nurses Week’ honors our frontline healthcare workers


Every year from May 6-12 we celebrate National Nurses Week. It’s a week of excellence for every nurse, marking a time to acknowledge accomplishments, compassionate patient care, and professionalism for the nursing society. The conclusion of the week is marked by National Nurses Day on May 12, honoring Florence Nightingale, who is considered the mother of nursing. Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820, and was the innovator of modern nursing. It was through her teaching, compassion, leadership, and influence that the world of nursing evolved into what it is today.

We are…

  • Steadfast
  • Pediatric Certified
  • Kind-Hearted
  • Supportive
  • Advanced Practice
  • Oncology Certified
  • Empathetic
  • Compassionate
  • Radiation Oncology 


Recognizing Oncology Nurses

May also is a month that highlights the role of the Oncology Nurse. Oncology nurses are at the bedside to aid in the explanation of a diagnosis or treatment. They are there to provide education and resources for patients during these taxing events in their lives. An oncology nurse can gain knowledge through professional development and complete an examination to become an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN). This certification signifies that a nurse has the knowledge and proficiency to care for patients with the diagnosis of cancer and marks a level of high achievement in the oncology community.

Please join us in recognizing all the compassion and dedication our amazing nursing team provides at Provision CARES Proton Therapy. Our nursing team has several important responsibilities to ensure we provide the highest quality of care.

  • Document detailed health assessments for patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer
  • Provide patient education founded on evidence-based practice
  • Provide recommendations for screenings and follow up suggestions for abnormal values to ensure early intervention
  • Administer medications
  • Assist in procedures
  • Utilize assessment skills and critical thinking to triage and identify acute or emergent conditions
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team rounds

Provision would like to acknowledge nurses throughout our country. The influence and passion as they practice the art of healing is inspirational. Happy National Nurses Week!