Blog posts tagged "National Nurses Week"

Jonas Center's Amy Warren Covers National Nurses Week 2012 The history of Nurses Day can be traced back to 1953 when Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a "Nurse Day" each year. In 1981, a resolution was initiated by nurses in New Mexico to have May 6th declared "National Recognition Day for Nurses." In 1981, a proposal was signed by President Reagan, making May 6th the official day of celebration. It was later expanded by the ANA Board of Directors in 1990 to a week-long celebration (May 6-12) known as "National Nurses Week,” falling on nurse legend Florence Nightingale’s birthday.
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