National Nurses Week focuses atten­tion each year on the diverse ways Ameri­ca’s 3.1 million regis­tered nurses work every day to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individ­uals. This year, the American Nurses Associ­a­tion has desig­nated this the Culture of Safety Year.

In honor of the dedica­tion, commit­ment, and tireless effort of the nearly 3.1 million regis­tered nurses nation­wide to promote and maintain the health of this nation, the ANA and WSNA are proud to recog­nize regis­tered nurses every­where on this partic­ular day for the quality work they provide seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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.


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National Nurses Week begins every year on May 6, marked as RN Recog­ni­tion Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightin­gale, the founder of nursing as a modern profession.

For more infor­ma­tion about National Nurses Week and ways you can celebrate, visit the American Nurses Associ­a­tion website.