The American Hospital Association’s National Hospital Week will take place from Sunday, May 6 through Saturday, May 12. National Hospital Week will give Ivy Tech Community College students and graduates the chance to celebrate their success within hospitals across the state. This includes nurses, therapists, foodservice workers, administrators and more.
In nursing alone, Ivy Tech Associate of Science in Nursing graduates accounted for 64 percent of Indiana’s total 2017 National Licensure Examination testers in Registered Nursing and 73.5 percent for Practical Nursing.
The 2018 theme, “Caring is Our Calling,” is especially true for Ivy Tech’s mission and goals for Indiana.
The College is working closely with the state to help 60 percent of Hoosiers receive a high-value, post-secondary degree or credential by 2025. This includes equipping thousands of Hoosiers earn the credential they need to pursue a career at hospitals across the state.
National Hospital Week, dates back to 1921 when it was suggested by a magazine editor who hoped a community-wide celebration would alleviate public fears about hospitals. The celebration launched in Chicago, and succeed in promoting trust and goodwill among members of the public. This event eventually spread to facilities across the country. More information can be found at on the American Hospital Association’s website.