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Special nurse days in March!

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Spring is on the way, nurses! Not only do you have warmer days and blooming buds to look forward to, but you also have some special days to celebrate and acknowledge. So break out your calendars and say goodbye to winter—March is here!

Nursing factoids
March 1, 1887: Congress establishes the Hospital Corps.
March 6, 1886: The first nursing journal, The Nightingale, was published.
March 12, 1862: Jane Delano, founder of the American Red Cross Nursing Service, was born.
March 14, 1851: Anna Caroline Maxwell, who was known as “The American Florence Nightingale,” was born.

Circle these dates
March 3-9: Patient Safety Awareness Week
March 10-16: National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week
March 30: National Doctors’ Day

March is also:
National Nutrition Month
Child Life Month

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Sources:
http://www.aahn.org/nursinghistorycalendar.html
http://www.nasrecruitment.com/docs/calendars/2013/2013-Healthcare-Calendar-of-Recognition-Days.pdf
www.redcross.org/museum/history/janedelano.asp

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