May
05
2017

Nurses Week – May 6th – May 12th

nurse practitioner week

National Nurses Week is May 6th – May 12th.

It’s a time for all us to give thanks to our unsung heroes – Nurses. They do so much and don’t get enough recognition. So celebrate the nurses in your life.

Just saying thank you reminds them how much they mean to us. Nurses make our lives better. Can you imagine being in the hospital without nurses?

A Gallup poll in December 2016 rated Nurses the highest in honesty and ethics, that deserves to be celebrated.

Nurses Week started in 1953 and was first celebrated in 1954 with the goal of focusing on the people who do so much to care for us.

The last day of Nurse Week, May 12th is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. She is the founder of modern day nursing. A favorite quote of hers is: “I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.”
International Nurses Day is May 12th.

Sometime this week be sure to thank a nurse – they deserve it!

“Live life when you have it. Life is a splendid gift-there is nothing small about it.” – Florence Nightingale

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