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.
More about National Nurses Week #
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.