Chattanooga, TN – According to the state officials, the National Nurses Week establishes a specific time each year, May 6-12, to honor and acknowledge nurses and recognize the positive impact on the health care system across the country.

State officials have announced that the Tennessee Department of Health employs nurses across the state, serving in local health departments and clinics and leading public health programs.

The department also supports the ongoing recruitment and retention of nurses through the administrative support of the Board of Nursing.

The board’s administrative staff help to ensure applications for licensures and renewals are processed to keep the pipeline of nursing staff flowing to the health care infrastructure across the state.

Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey released the following statement:

“I am thrilled to join the celebration during National Nurses Week. The work nurses perform day in and day out is tireless, and they deserve praise.”

TDH will highlight National Nurses Week during the week of May 6-12 through social media.