National Nurses Week 2013
National Nurses Week, established by the American Nurses Association to honor the contributions of registered nurses across the nation 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.
Highlights of this event include National RN Recognition Day on May 6; National Student Nurses Day on May 8, and International Nurse Day on May 12, celebrated annually by the International Council of Nurses. National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week.
This year’s National Nurses Week theme is “Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care,” reflecting improvements in care developed and championed by nurses. The effects of such innovations may range from helping a single patient overcome a troublesome symptom to new ideas in care that can benefit millions of patients system-wide, according to the ANA.
To learn more visit ANA’s National Nurses Day