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The History of National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy on May 12, 1820. During the Crimean War, she and a team of nurses improved the unsanitary conditions at a British base hospital, reducing the death count by two-thirds. Her writings...

Celebrate National Nurses Week

National Nurses Day is held each year on May 6. It serves as the annual kick-off for National Nurses Week, which takes place May on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. While the first National Nurses Week was celebrated in 1954, held on the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s famous mission to...