NATIONAL NURSES WEEK is celebrated annually from May 6 through the birthday of Florence Nightingale on May 12, the founder of modern nursing. This offers a special time to honor and thank all nurses for their commitment to promote and maintain patient health and safety. Nursing is a profession that embraces dedicated people with varied interests, strengths and passions. Explore the rewarding nursing opportunities at the region's most comprehensive healthcare center. Go to www.samc.org and click on Careers.
Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America's 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals.
In honor of National Nurses Week and RN Recognition Day, registered nurses around the country are encouraged to wear the official "RN Pin."
Traditionally, National Nurses Week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which registered nurses, who comprise the largest health care profession, are working to improve health care. From bedside nursing in hospitals and long-term care facilities to the halls of research institutions, state legislatures, and Congress, the depth and breadth of the nursing profession is meeting the expanding health care needs of American society.