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6 Ways to Celebrate National Nurses Week
Each year, National Nursing Week begins on May 6, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of nursing as a modern profession. During this week, registered nurses across the country will be marked with rallies, public health checks, child immunization activities, lunches, receptions, and organizational events.
The week attracts the attention of nurses by raising awareness among the public, politicians, and governments about the great contribution nurses make to the well-being of their profession.
Here are some ideas and suggestions for nurses on how they can celebrate National Nurse Week:
- Give a gift
- Throw a party
- Wear pins with a blue ribbon
- High praise for our profession
- Join in on Social!
- Get Freebies
Learn about Florence Nightingale's role as a nursing pioneer. May 12, Nightingale's birthday, celebrates the last day of National Nursing Week and International Nursing Day. Florence Nightingale was instrumental in laying the foundations for professional nursing. Many of her actions, practices, and scriptures are still relevant today.
Nightingale was a manager and trainer for nurses during the Crimean War. During this time, she organized to care for wounded soldiers and spearheaded some important achievements that have become a critical part of nursing fundamentals, such as a focus on sanitation and hand washing. Therefore, nursing national day is a great way to celebrate the profession.
Learn more about National Nurse Week here.