Celebrating the Year of the Nurse

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife" in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.

“One of the goals of this year-long event is to shine a light on the nursing profession and the important role nurses play in healthcare,” said Gifty Boateng, RN, clinical coordinator, PACU, Kent Campus. “Another goal is to help recruit more people into the profession since there is a nursing shortage. Also, according to a Gallup poll, as of January 2020, nursing was voted as the most trusted profession for 18 years in a row.”

Boateng and Bayhealth Clinical Informatics Nurse Will Harvey, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, came up with some of the ways the “Year of the Nurse” is being recognized at Bayhealth. In addition, the organization has been spotlighting some of the nurses that work at Bayhealth.

You can join in the celebration by recognizing your favorite nurses on social media with the hashtags #YON2020 and #YearOfTheNurse.


Kelly Schelts YON

Kelly Schelts, MSN, RN, CEN


"It's not what I do, it's what I am."

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Gavin Brown YON

Gavin Brown, RN


"Being there to hold the hand of a patient is gratifying to me."

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Felicia Cruz YON

Felicia Cruz, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, RN-BC


Cruz's nursing "superpower" is being a good listener.

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Jane Sweetman YON

Jane Sweetman, BSN, RN, CEN


Sweetman's nursing "superpower" is her heart for people in distress.

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