Nurses Week is an annual celebration of the hard work and dedication of nurses throughout the United States. The event was first created in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, who designated May 6th as National Recognition Day for Nurses.
Though this day was originally intended to recognize the contributions of nurses on one special day, it quickly grew into a full-week celebration of nurses – something that we now celebrate every year from May 6th to 12th. During this time, healthcare professionals and institutions across the nation come together to honor nurses for their tireless efforts in providing quality care to those in need.
So, what happens during Nurses Week? It’s a time for appreciation and recognition! Employers show their appreciation through various means such as giving awards, bonuses, and other incentives; while colleagues use the occasion to share introductions or kind words of thanks between one another. Patients also get involved by sending cards or flowers to express their gratitude towards their care providers.
Nurses Week is also a great opportunity for continuing education as many hospitals offer workshops and seminars aimed at providing additional knowledge and skills. There are even online courses available so that busy nurses can update their credentials without taking too much time away from their patients.
All in all, Nurses Week is an important time of year – not only to recognize the important role that nurses have in our society but also to raise awareness about the increasing challenges they face each day. So be sure to join us in thanking all those wonderful healthcare heroes out there!