Happy New Year, nurses!
Here are some special dates for you to celebrate and acknowledge in the month of January.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy 2012!
January 2, 1929: Anna Maxwell, known as “the American Florence Nightingale,” died.
January 7, 1975: The American Nurses Association (ANA) held formal ceremonies to honor the first certified nurses.
January 12, 1870: Adah Thoms, who cofounded the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses and was one of the first nurses inducted into the ANA Hall of Fame, was born.
Circle these dates:
January 15-21: Healthy Weight Week
January 22-28:Â National Nurse Anesthetists Week
January 23-27:Â National Medical Group Practice Week
January 25:Â National IV Nurse Day
January is also:
Birth Defects Prevention Month
Cervical Cancer Screening Month
Glaucoma Awareness Month
National Blood Donor Month