This week is National Nursing Week and team Paxman wanted to say a huge ‘thank you’ to nurses everywhere for the amazing things they do!
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. It features a host of events across the U.S. to honor nurses for the work they do. It also helps educate the public about their role in health care.
While the first National Nurses Week was celebrated in 1954 – the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s famous mission to the Crimea – it wasn’t until President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation that May 6th would henceforth be National Nurses Day that the annual celebration of nurses’ efforts would be nationally recognized.
According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), nursing has been rated by the public as the most honest and ethical profession for the past 16 years. It is only fitting then that we take one week each year to celebrate our profession and the vital roles nurses play in health care.