HAPPY NURSE’S WEEK
To all of my fellow nurses –
Thank you to all of the clinical and non-clinical nurses who give so much of themselves professionally and personally! Your compassion and caring nature is greatly appreciated. Have a great week and keep up the good work! Nurses’ week ends on Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12 – also Nursing Informatics Day.
Trivia on Nurse’s week: The first call for national nurse recognition occurred in 1953. Dorothy Sutherland of the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to declare a day in October, “Nurse Day”. A “nurse
day” in October was never proclaimed, but National Nurse Week was celebrated October 11-16 the following year. However, the national designation of May 6-12th as the permanent timeframe was not proclaimed until 1990.