National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6
, also known as National Nurses Day
, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale
, the founder of modern nursing.
National Nurses Week 2013
Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care
Often described as an art and a science, nursing is a profession that embraces dedicated people with varied interests, strengths and passions because of the many opportunities the profession offers. As nurses, we work in emergency rooms, school based clinics, and homeless shelters, to name a few. We have many roles - from staff nurse to educator to nurse practitioner and nurse researcher - and serve all of them with passion for the profession and with a strong commitment to patient safety.
National Nurses Week History
The Nightingale Tribute (Kansas State Nurses Association website)
Tribute to Departed Colleagues