Curran Celebrates National Nurses Week

Assemblyman visits hospitals, sponsors legislation
May 10, 2011

This week, Assemblyman Brian Curran (Lynbrook – 14th A.D.), on Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, will visit Mercy Medical Center in recognition of National Nurses Week. Last week he visited South Nassau Communities Hospital for National Nurses Day on May 6.

“Nurses work long hours and hard days and I wanted to use National Nurses Week as an opportunity to recognize what they mean to our community,” said Curran. “We cannot thank them enough for the services they provide and the hard work they perform every day.”

Curran is also sponsoring Assembly Bill 6619, which would create a loan forgiveness program for nurses. This program would be an incentive for students to pursue a career in health care and increase the number of full-time nurses.

On April 9 and 10, interested individuals can contact their local fire department to determine if they are participating in the open house.“New York needs more nurses, and my legislation would attract more students who are interested in a career in health care,” said Curran. “Being a nurse is not an easy job and we should be doing more to help them out.”