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Apr 25

Celebrate Nurses Week 2018! May 6th – May 12th

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Celebrate National Nurses Week 2018 May 6th - May 12th Twin Cities MNNational Nurses Day is celebrated every year.  May 6th marks the beginning of National Nurses Week and its purpose is to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in our society today. It marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale.

History

May 12, the final day of National Nurses Week, is the birthday of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910). The English nurse became known as the founder of professional nursing, especially due to her pioneering work during the Crimean War (1853-1856). Due to her habit of making rounds at night, Nightingale became known as “The Lady with the Lamp”.

National Nurses Week was first observed in October 1954, the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s mission to Crimea. May 6 was introduced as the date for the observance in 1982.

To help celebrate, we have a wide variety of nurse related gifts and promotional items!

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