Special nurse days in February
Nurses—you’ve stolen our hearts! And we’re not saying that just because it’s February. Here are some special days for you to celebrate and acknowledge each other this month, including, of course, February 14, Valentine’s Day.
February 2, 1901: The female Nurse Corps became permanent.
February 16, 1881: Mary Breckinridge, founder of the Frontier Nursing Service, was born.
February 17, 1943: The first class of Army flight nurses graduated.
February 18, 1945: Nurse POWs were awarded the Bronze Star.
February 26, 1858: Lavinia Dock, a social activist nurse who wrote a four-volume history of nursing, was born.
Circle these dates:
February 1-7: National Patient Recognition Week
February 1: Wear Red Day (heart disease is the number one killer of women—show your support for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement by wearing red!)
February 4-10: PeriAnesthesia Nurses Week
February 10-16: Cardiovascular Professionals Week
February is also:
American Heart Month
Wise Consumer Health Month