Special nurse days in January

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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!

Nursing factoids
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: National Nurse Anesthetists Week

January 23-27: National Medical Group Practice Week

January 25: National IV Nurse Day

January is also:
Birth Defects Prevention Month

Cervical Cancer Screening Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Blood Donor Month


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