Thursday, 5 April 2012
Nurses Day / Week
The celebration of National Nurses Week is held yearly and opens on May 6, which is the official National Nurses Day (USA), and continues through May 12. International Nurse Day is celebrated on May 12 which is the birthday of the worlds most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale.
The roots of International Nurses Day goes 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" in October of the following year. The proclamation was not officially made. But, this day was born and eventually gained national recognition.
In 2003, National School Nurses Day was moved from the fourth Wednesday in January to the Wednesday of Nurses Week. Many websites, still record School Nurses Day in January, unaware of this change.
Operating Room Nurses Week and Day is celebrated in the second week in November. Other nursing specialties also have their own specific weeks at different times of the year. National Nurses Week celebrates all nurses at the same time.
Therefore, if you know a nurse why not send them a card to show them a small sign of appreciation for the great work that they do and if you want to give them something a bit more unique, then why don’t you make that greeting card your self. You will find all the help, supplies and inspiration you will need at Crafts U Print even temples to make things a bit easier.