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National Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 6. National Nurses Week was first observed in October 1954. This marked the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightengale’s mission to Crimea. The English nurse became known as the founder of professional nursing. Her pioneering work during the Crimean War (1853-1856) reduced the death count at a British base hospital by two-thirds. Her writings initiated world-wide health care reform and her habit of making rounds at night led to her being remembered as the ‘Lady with the Lamp.’

NHS Solutions is pleased to promote National Nurses Day. The purpose of National Nurses Day is to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society. It marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. This year’s theme is ethical practice quality care and our Interim Nurse Leaders are committed to provide both as their standard of care. Our Interim Nurse Mangers, Directors, CNO’s and COO’s are in high demand and the NHS Solutions full service model of providing Interim Nurse Leaders of the highest standard is the hallmark of our growing business. Visit our Facebook page regularly and follow us on Linkedin to stay informed about current job openings and interesting articles relevant to the Healthcare Industry.

There are several events hosted by the American Nurses Association. They have a free webinar for members and an exclusive book sale.