Join us in honoring our nurses and wishing them a very Happy Nurses Week!
Nurses Week, as we know it today, started in 1982, when President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation announcing that May 6 would be “National Recognition Day” for nurses.
This honored celebrations begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event.
Did you know…
Only 60 percent of nurses work in hospitals – One of the common misconceptions about nurses is that the majority of them work in hospitals. This, however, is not true. While hospitals do employ around 60 percent of all active nurses, according to the AMN Healthcare survey performed this year, 40 percent of nurses in the U.S. work in different locations, such as schools, hospice care and the homes of patients through organizations like CABS Health Network.
“Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.” —Val Saintsbury