Cincinnati Local 3119 Nurses Celebrate Nurses Week

Cincinnati’s public health nurses combined AFSCME Local 3119 swearing in of officers with a tribute to their profession during National Nurses Week.

According to Union President Gina Pratt, National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, marking the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

“Our public health nurses are committed to improving the health of the Cincinnati community. And we’re proud AFSCME members,” she said.

AFSCME Local 3119 members make home visits, are school nurses, are part of the children with medical handicaps program, and work in the clinics.

Tight budgets put pressure on all public employees and nurses are no exception. “We have a voice on the job with AFSCME. And we’re using that voice to keep our current services and working to fill the health care needs of our city,” Pratt said.

According to Gallup polls, 80 percent of Americans say nurses have “very high” or “high” standards of honesty and ethics.

Cincinnati Regional Director Renita Jones-Street, right, swears in the recently elected AFSCME Local 3119 officers during a Nurses Week celebration.

6800 North High Street, Worthington, Ohio, 43085-2512
Phone: 614-841-1918
Fax: 614-841-1299