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    National Nurses Week Celebrates Healthy Nurses

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on May 8, 2017 2:28:07 PM

    It's National Nurses Week. Established by the American Nurses Association (ANA) in 1993, National Nurses Week begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. This year's theme is “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.”

    Earlier this year, the ANA designated 2017 as the "Year of the Healthy Nurse" to encourage nurses to "eat healthier, be more active, get better sleep, and have more joy." Why? When nurses are healthier the nation is healthier.

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    Topics: American Nurses Association, ANA, National Nurses Week, nursing

    National Nurses Week Champions A Culture of Safety

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on May 6, 2016 2:51:51 PM

    Today marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, a nationwide celebration of nurses and the vital work that they do.  Observed annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6 and ends on May 12 to commemorate Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This year's theme is "Culture of Safety. It Starts with You."

    According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), a culture of safety includes:

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    Topics: American Nurses Association, ANA, National Nurses Week, nursing

    National Nurses Week Celebrates Ethical Practice and Quality Care

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on May 12, 2015 3:41:06 PM

    Earlier this year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) designated 2015 as the “Year of Ethics.” Recognizing the importance of ethics in all aspects of nursing practice, ANA also released a revised code of ethics for the profession, the first since 2001.

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    Topics: American Nurses Association, ANA, National Nurses Week, nursing

    Happy National Nurses Week

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on May 6, 2014 3:48:46 PM

    Join us in recognizing some of our favorite people-- nurses! Celebrated annually from May 6, National Nurses Day, through May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday, National Nurses Week recognizes the significant impact of nurses across the nation. This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected the theme of "Nurses: Leading the Way."

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    Topics: American Nurses Association, ANA, National Nurses Day, National Nurses Week, nursing

    Happy National Nurses Week

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on May 6, 2013 4:01:44 PM

    It's one of our favorite times of the year-- National Nurses Week! Celebrated annually from May 6, National Nurses Day, through May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday, National Nurses Week raises awareness and recognizes the tireless dedication, commitment, and heroic efforts of nurses across the country. This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected the theme of "Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care."

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    Topics: ANA, National Nurses Day, National Nurses Week, nursing, American Nures Association

    A History of National Nurses Week

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on May 6, 2012 1:54:54 PM

    To help celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2012, guest blogger Sam Omulligan wrote this comprehensive history of the day and week celebrating the important work that nurses accomplish.

    For their tireless efforts to support and comfort the weak, injured and sick during times of peace and times of war, it’s only fitting that nurses should have some time set aside in their honor.

    Since the early 1990s, National Nurses Week has been observed as a way to recognize the contributions of nurses nationwide. The week-long observance begins May 6 and ends May 12, which is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the 19th century nurse who is considered to be the founder of modern nursing.

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    Topics: National Nurses Week, nursing

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