National Nurses Week


(OCCHD) leadership recognizes our public health nurses who work at our three clinics, seven WIC offices, a Tuberculosis Center as well as in programs like Children First, Epidemiology, Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) and Community Health across the metro.

OCCHD Executive Director Gary Cox said, “Our nurses are amongst the best, true advocates that are driven by their passion to serve the residents of Oklahoma County.”

Nurses work hard to improve the health outcomes of entire communities and are the strongest shield to prevent illness and injury.

This year’s theme for National Nurses Week which is May 6-12 is “Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence.”

Kerri Stewart, OCCHD Clinical Liaison said, “This week is important for the public to realize the wide range of contributions public health nurses make to their communities.”

“Our nurses in many cases lead initiatives to streamline access to care and improve outcomes by focusing on primary care, wellness, prevention, chronic disease management and the coordination of care among health care providers and in different settings,” said OCCHD Deputy Director Patrick McGough.

Nurses are innovative in helping plan how to expand primary care at community-based clinics and recognize the distinct needs of different demographics.

Learn more about the nursing profession or find nursing jobs by visiting the Oklahoma Nurses Association website.