Nurses are heroes. Their commitment to caring for the community makes an immeasurable impact. National Nurses Week honors caregivers. Learn more about National Nurses Week, which takes place between Thursday, May, 6, and Wednesday, May 12, 2022, by reading on.
This year marks the 202nd year of National Nurses Week. For decades, nurses have sacrificed so much for their communities. Because of nurses and caregivers, people are able to receive the treatment and care that they need. So many of us have benefited from the care of nurses, so National Nurses Week is an opportunity to thank nurses and caregivers for all that they do.
National Week Nurse takes place from May 6 to May 12 for several reasons. For one, May 6 is National Nurses Day. May 8 is National Student Nurses Day. Also, May 11 is National School Nurse Day. Lastly, May 12 is both International Nurses Day and Florence Nightingale’s birthday.
Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare was the first person to send a proposal to a sitting president requesting an official nurse day. About 20 years later, President Nixon created a week in February 1974 that acknowledged nurses. By 1978, New Jersey Governor Brendon Byrne declared May 6 National Nurses Day. The holiday went from a state celebration to a national day of recognition after the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan in 1981. A team of nurses rescued President Reagan by dislodging a bullet that was inches from his heart. After recovering, he tracked down the nurses and sent them to thank you notes for their care. Then, in 1982, he signed an executive order making National Nurses Day an official holiday to be celebrated on May 6.
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