United Through Service, AFGE Honors the Commitment of Government Nurses

Categories: DoD, DOI, VA, BOP

The American Federation of Government Employees joins with millions across the country to celebrate the service, passion and expertise of nurses. During National Nurses Week (May 6-12) AFGE recognizes the role of government nurses in providing health care in a variety of different spaces. Federal nurses play a significant role in providing world-class care in many agencies throughout the government, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Prisons. 

“Each year we are excited to highlight the dedication, accomplishments and service of nurses nationwide,” said AFGE District 8 National Vice President Jane Nygaard. “As part of the AFGE Nurses Steering Committee, I take great pride in working on issues that are important to our members and impact nurses working in the federal sector.” 

This year’s theme for National Nurses Week is ethical practice, quality care. It embodies the spirit in which AFGE members are carrying out their service to care for our communities. Day and night, government workers in the nursing profession are going above and beyond the call of duty. 

“As a former nurse at the VA for more than 20 years, I know the challenges that come with the nursing profession. I also know of the unparalled rewards that come with caring for those in their time of need. Throughout our lives we count on nurses to care and protect us. I’m proud to honor them during National Nurses Week,” said AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. 

Visit our web page on National Nurses Week at www.afge.org/nursesweek

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