Thank a Nurse – It’s Urologic Nurses Week

November 4, 2013
by Monica Smith

This week – November 1 – 7 – is Urologic Nurses and Associates Week.  As those with bladder cancer know, nurses play a very important role in their treatment and care.  Nurses are the first line of communication to educate patients, listen to their concerns, and help when there is a medical emergency.  Urologic nurses have a difficult job.  They address issues with patients, survivors and family members that are often difficult to discuss.  With compassion and kindness, nurses directly address the needs of patients who are coping with difficult life changes as a result of their bladder cancer diagnosis or other urological condition.

This week we will highlight the stories of urologic nurses who are working with bladder cancer patients every day.  These amazing caregivers will share why they joined the field and what is most rewarding about their jobs.  You can read their stories on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bladdercancer.

There are over 2 million nurses working in the United States today and over 3,000 active members of the Society of Urological Nurses and Associates (SUNA).  We appreciate their dedication and tireless efforts.  Let’s recognize their hard work this week and every week by thanking a nurse.

For more information about SUNA and the work of Urologic Nurses and Associates, go to http://www.suna.org.

Read more about nurses who work with people with bladder cancer:
Deborah Hensley, BSN, RN, CURN
Jocelyn Goffney, RN, MSN, CWOCN
Mary Dunn, NP, OCN
Joanna Burgess, RN, BSN, CWOCN, CMLDT
Marianne Borch, RN, BSN, CURN
Vashti Livingston, MS, CNS, CWOCN
Ella Kot, RN, BSN

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