Ummm... I'd be happy to make a big thing of National Nurses Week if we had, say, "National Accountants Week" or "National Contractors Week."
Having a special Nurses Week is an attempt to give mass hugs to nurses, and as long as it's done, we can safely expect plenty of hugs, bears, and angels to be portrayed.
If nurses are professionals, let's act like we are, and stop wanting meaningless "recognition." Pride in professional practice, and the pay that comes with that is plenty of recognition for me.
Jim Huffman, RN