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Special nurse days in June!

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Happy June! It’s time to break out your swimsuits, towels and (of course!) your trusty sunscreen—summer is finally here! Check out the special days that acknowledge nurses this month and celebrate YOU along with the arrival of summer!

Nursing factoids
June 6, 1912: The National Organization of Public Health Nurses (NOPHN) was founded.
June 9, 1861: Dorothea Dix was appointed Superintendent of the Female Nurses for the Union Army.
June 11, 1970: Anna Mae Hays, Chief of the Army Nurse Corps, was the first woman to be promoted to Brigadier General.
June 17, 1952: NOPHN dissolved.

Circle these dates
June 3–9: Sun Safety Week
June 10–16: National Vascular Nursing Week
June 14–21: National Nursing Assistants Week
June 18–22: National Healthcare Risk Management Week

June is also:
Men’s Health Month
Migraine Awareness Month

Articles you might enjoy:
Inspirational quotes for CNAs
A nurse explores some hilarious home remedies
Do nurses get credit for putting their own health in harm’s way?

Sources
aahn.org/nursinghistorycalendar.html
nasrecruitment.com/docs/calendars/2012/healthcare-days.pdf

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