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HAPPY NURSES WEEK 2015 ON BEHALF OF PBNIA! May 6th - May 12th

Posted over 3 years ago by Quentin Smith

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National Nurses Week History


National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week each year.

The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association
(ANA) since 1896. Each of ANA's state and territorial nurses associations promotes the nursing
profession at the state and regional levels. Each conducts celebrations on these dates to recognize the contributions that nurses and nursing make to the community.

 

http://www.nursingworld.org/NationalNursesWeek
The ANA supports and encourages National Nurses Week recognition programs through the
state and district nurses associations, other specialty nursing organizations, educational facilities, and independent health care companies and institutions.


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