This is the week that was created to recognize those who are part of the most trusting and respected profession - NURSING.
What will your nursing week bring?
National Nurses Week 2017 - Seven Days of promotion of what we do as nurses and appreciation!
Nurses week…...what does that bring to mind for you? Are you one of the lucky nurses that has an employer/non-nurse co-workers who express their appreciation to you and other nurses you work with by showering you with praise and gifts? Or are you like the majority of nurses for whom this week holds no special meaning except in their mind?
As nurses, even we tend to forget the great work we do. We think “it’s just part of the job”….taking care of people, using our skills and knowledge to even save lives.
Naija Nurses Forum admins wants all of us to know how much we appreciate you and what you do in your job as part of the most respected and trusted profession.
Once again, we wish us all a happy week-long celebration of National Nurses Week.
Every year, from May 6-12, it’s time to celebrate the best people on the planet — nurses, of course! And I’m not just saying that, nurses are consistently rated as the most honest and ethical of all professions, according to Gallup’s annual poll.
As the often unsung and underappreciated heroes of healthcare, nurses deserve so much more than a mere week of love.
In honor of the upcoming celebration, here are a few fun facts about the history of Nurses Week:
National Nurses Week was first celebrated in 1954 from October 11-16, in observance of the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s mission to Crimea.
In 1955, Congress introduced a bill to create a “National Nurse Week,” but the bill was stalled.
President Nixon was the first to proclaim a “National Nurse Week” in 1974.
In 1993, the American Nurses Association Board of Directors voted to make it official, designating May 6-12 as the permanent dates for observing National Nurses Week from 1994 on.
The annual Nurses Week celebration culminates on Friday, May 12th, which is International Nurses Day and the birthday of iconic RN Florence Nightingale.
That was then, this is now. And now, we party in honor of nurses everywhere!