National Nurses Week: 4 Million Thank Yous
The nursing profession celebrates Florence Nightingale's birthday next Sunday, which, appropriately enough for the founder of modern nursing, is also Mother's Day.
We've shared the story of this remarkable woman who was born to wealth, yet volunteered to tend wounded soldiers in Britain's Crimean War then went on to found a nursing school, establish modern medical sanitary procedures and, an accomplished mathematician, become the first woman elected to the Royal Statistical Society.
In her honor and in honor of all nurses, this week is National Nurses Week. It begins today and continues through May 12. Nightingale's birthday. In-between are days to recognize school nurses, student nurses and, today, the entire profession..
This year's theme chosen by the American Nurses Association is "4 Million Reasons to Celebrate Nursing." On May 8, ANA is offering a free, credit webinar: Nurses4Us: Elevating the Profession!