National Nurses Week is a time that celebrates the hard work that nurses do every single day to keep people healthy and safe.

The idea for Nurses Day was first suggested in 1953 by Dorothy Sutherland, who was a part of the US Department of health.

There was a proposal that was sent to then president Eisenhower, but it was never approved.

It was in 1954, which was the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale traveling to Crimea which convinced the government to give the proposal another look and there was a bill that was sponsored to recognize more than a day and to look at an entire week, national Nurses week was suggested.

Although there was a bill that was suggested, there was no action that was taken. The same proposal for Nurses week was raised in 1972 to the same results.

Finally, in 1974, there was an international nurse day that was declared by the ICN or the International Council of Nurses.

When this happened, the US government proclaimed Nurses Week, which was from May 6-May 12 and was a proclamation of the work that nurses do for us every day to remember them for all of their hard word.

The commitment of Registered Nurses is something that should not be limited to only one week; it is something that should be a daily celebration for those who have made the commitment to be nurses.

It was in 1982 that President Ronald Regan declared that there would also be a Nurses Day on May 25 to honor nurses all over the world for their sacrifice and their hard work.

A Celebration of Life Nurses Week

Registered Nurses help us all on an almost daily basis and know what we need to make sure that we are healthy and are well taken care of during a stay in a hospital or an emergency.  It is easy to understand why Nurses Week is needed as the contributions of nurses all over the world save lives and ensure that the injured are taken care of on a daily basis. The life of nurses is ambitious and difficult at times, but it is also very rewarding for those who know that they want to make a change in the world.

It is easy to understand why Nurses Week is needed as the contributions of nurses all over the world save lives and ensure that the injured are taken care of on a daily basis. The life of nurses is ambitious and difficult at times, but it is also very rewarding for those who know that they want to make a change in the world.

The life of nurses is ambitious and difficult at times, but it is also very rewarding for those who know that they want to make a change in the world.

 

Simply looking back to the history of Florence Nightingale, and the work that she did both in the UK and in Crimea, she revolutionized the sanitation and the cleanliness of hospitals everywhere.

By adding in simple measures of modern sanitation, she was able to revolutionize the way that nurses handle the cleanliness of facilities and raise the saving rate of her patients by almost 100%.

 

 

The commitment of Registered Nurses is something that should not be limited to only one week; it is something that should be a daily celebration for those who have made the commitment to be nurses.

Let’s remember our friends who are nurses during Nurses Week, but let’s also make sure that we take the time to remember their commitment, healing, and unselfish natures on a daily basis.

Can you imagine a world without nurses? It is one that none of us want to live in, and completely unimaginable.

 

This material was prepared by an independent third party.

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