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Special nurse days in May!

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We love May! The weather finally has brightened, flowers are in bloom and—the best part of all—we get to honor YOU! May is chock-full of special nurse days for you to celebrate and acknowledge, not the least of which is National Nurses Week and Day. Thank you for all that you do, nurses!

Nursing factoids
May 12, 1820: Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy.
May 13, 1908: The Navy Nurse Corps was established.
May 21, 1881: Clara Barton and her associates founded the American Red Cross.

Circle these dates
May 6: National Nurses Day
May 6–12: National Nurses Week
May 6–12: National Hospital Week
May 13–19: National Nursing Home Week
May 20–26: National Emergency Medical Services Week

May is also:
Oncology Nursing Month
Mental Health Month
Better Sleep Month

Articles you might enjoy:
Top 10 sleep tips for nurses
Happy Nurses Week?
The best and worst states to be a psychiatric nurse in 2012

Sources
aahn.org/nursinghistorycalendar.html
nasrecruitment.com/docs/calendars/2012/Healthcare-Days.pdf

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