Celebrating Nurses’ May 6 –May 12, 2021

International Nurses' Day

This worldwide annual celebration is the way we can recognize nurses who make sacrifices every day to care for others. They have served tirelessly on the frontlines and have made great sacrifices during this past year as the world works to overcome the ongoing pandemic. With vaccines in place, there is hope on the horizon. It is without question that each of us has been touched by a nurse at some point in our life or even in the past year. It is hard to imagine a world without them. So, take a moment and thank a nurse.

History of Nurses’ Week

The significance of Nurses’ Week is marked by the birthday of Florence Nightingale, May 12. It was started as a proposal to President Eisenhower in 1953 sent by the Dorothy Sutherland of the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and finally became official in 1978 by President Nixon in recognition of the nursing profession.

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