Big thing in nursing news this week is its National Nurse Week. Every year between May 6th and the 12th, we as a nation honor our hard working nursing professionals by giving them a whole week of recognition for their efforts! Like most people, you might be unfamiliar with how this week came to be. How did this week long celebration get started? An article from Nurse Together has the history of National Nurse Week.
By Dana Feld
From Nurse Together
Nursing News: How National Nurse Week Started.
According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), there are nearly 3.1 million registered nurses in the United States, with 2.4 million of them actively employed. As the largest occupation in health care, nurses are integral to hospitals, clinics and other health care organizations around the nation.
Each year in the United States, nurses are honored during National Nurses Week. This celebration is held May 6-12 every year to honor the contributions nurses make to their communities and the field of health care. This article takes a look at the evolution and rich history of National Nurses Week.
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How do you celebrate National Nurse Week? Do you know any nurses who are unappreciated? Perhaps you should take a second this week and let them know what a good job they are doing for our health care field.
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