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Around the United States, registered nurses are being saluted.

On May 6, 2012, we are joining the American Nurses Association in commemorating Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring, as part of National Nurses Week, which is on May 6-12, yearly. The goal of the week-long observance is to draw attention to of the significance of nursing and  help with educating consumers about the role nurses perform in meeting the health care goals of the American people.

To honor the dedication, commitment, and tireless drive of the nearly 3.1 million registered nurses across the country to boost and maintain the health of this nation, the American Nurses Association is honored to appreciate registered nurses world over on this selected day for the caregiving and excellent quality work they provide seven days a week, 365 days a year.

In tribute to Nursing: Advocating, Leading, Caring, all registered nurses in America are urged to proudly wear the official ANA “RN” pin or any other pin that distinctly identifies them as registered nurses, and/or their nurses uniform on May 6, 2012.

Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring

Usually referred to as an art and a science, nursing is a business that embraces committed people with various interests, strengths and dreams because of the many jobs the profession provides. Nurses are caregivers, work in emergency rooms, school based clinics, and homeless shelters, to mention a few. They have many responsibilities – from staff nurse to educator to nurse practitioner and nurse researcher – and present all of them with interest for the industry and with a strong commitment to patient safety.

National Nurses Week History    

National Nurses Week commences each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

These solid dates strengthen planning and pose National Nurses Week as an well-known recognition celebration. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be commemorated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year.

The nursing business has been supported and endorsed by the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896.

Each of ANA’s state and territorial nurses associations promotes the nursing profession at the state and regional levels. Each conducts celebrations on these dates to recognize the contributions that nurses and nursing make to the community.

If you know a registered nurse, be sure to thank him or her for their service during National Nurses Week 2012.

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