There are an estimated 4 million registered nurses in the United States and during National Nurses week we honor these dedicated men and women whose passion is to provide care for others.
The American Nurses Association declared May 6th-12th as National Nurses Week in 1993. During the same week each year, we celebrate our appreciation for nurses across the nation. May 12th concludes the week-long celebration, commemorating Florence Nightingale's birthday, the founder of modern nursing.
Nurses provide the highest level of quality care to patients and deserve special recognition for their efforts to inspire, innovate, and influence. They put the needs of others before their own on a daily basis and the positive contributions these individuals provide to us deserves our appreciation on National Nurses day and throughout the year.
“Nurses are natural inventors and problem solvers, and they are using their ideas to improve healthcare,” said ANA President Pam Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. “We have to raise the awareness that nurses truly have solutions if given the time and support to develop their ideas.”[i]
So please join in celebrating National Nurses Week and showing your appreciation for the men and women of the Nursing profession.
[i] Stringer, H. (2013). Nursing innovations allow RNs to spread their wings. Retrieved from https://www.nurse.com/blog/2018/06/13/nursing-innovations-allow-rns-spread-their-wings/