/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - ONA Vice-President Visits Sarnia Nurses:
Front-line nurses celebrating Nursing Week 2010/

SARNIA, ON, May 10 /CNW/ - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) First Vice-President Vicki McKenna, RN will join Vice-President Karen Bertrand, RN in a Nursing Week visit to Sarnia registered nurses from Bluewater Health tomorrow.

As part of Nursing Week 2010 celebrations, McKenna and Bertrand will join in personally wishing ONA members a Happy Nursing Week with a dinner at the Sawmill Golf and Country Club. National Nursing Week is May 10 to 16 and ONA nurses will celebrate across the province.

ONA's theme for Nursing Week 2010 is "Celebrate our Nurses: The Heart of Health Care" and site visits to nurses are intended to help them celebrate. Despite large nursing cuts across the province, this is a week to celebrate the skills and professionalism our nurses bring to health care. McKenna and Bertrand will be in Sarnia from 6:00 to 10:00 pm and are available to speak to local media.

ONA is the union representing 55,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals, as well as more than 12,000 nursing student affiliates providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics and industry.

    WHAT:  ONA First-Vice President Vicki McKenna, RN and Vice-President
           Karen Bertrand, RN, celebrate Nursing Week 2010 with Bluewater
           Health registered nurses

    WHEN:  Tuesday, May 11, 2010 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm

    WHERE: Sawmill Golf and Country Club, 3790 Lakeshore Road, Camlachie

SOURCE Ontario Nurses' Association

For further information: For further information: Ontario Nurses' Association, Sheree Bond, (416) 964-8833, ext. 2430, cell: (416) 986-8240; Melanie Levenson, (416) 964-8833, ext. 2369

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