Nurses are recognized for their hard work in New Mexico

National Nurse Week, a week to recognize all the hard work and dedication of nurses every day. The New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence goes above and beyond for nurses, giving them a voice for improved education, practices and a better working environment.

The purpose of the New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards is to recognize excellence in nursing practice and honor nurses for the contributions they make to their organizations, communities, and the state. The awards, created by nurses for nurses, honors more than 2,550 New Mexico Nurse nominees since its creation in 2005.

The “Touch a Life” Award celebrates the special relationship between nurses and their patients. The prestigious New Mexico Distinguished Nurse of the Year Award is presented to an individual whose practice exemplifies the best of the nursing profession.

Go to the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence for more information.