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City of Lexington joins ribbon campaign to support area nurses, health care workers on front lines

By Parry Barrows University of Kentucky The City of Lexington is joining the Kentucky Nurses Association’s Apricot Ribbon Campaign to honor and celebrate Lexington’s nurses and other health care workers on the front lines. “It’s the International Year of the Nurse, and what a challenging year nurses and all healthcare experts and frontline workers are having with the COVID-19 pandemic,” said...

Kentucky’s nurses are influencing policy and public health in the “Year of the Nurse”

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service The World Health Organization has declared 2020 the “Year of the Nurse” in celebration of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday. Nightingale is considered the founder of modern nursing. In Kentucky, nurses are expanding their roles in communities. Executive Director of the Kentucky Nurses Association Delanor Manson said the state would benefit...