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Celebrate National Nurses Week 2013

All across the United States, registered nurses are being saluted.

On May 6, 2013, National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is joining the American Nurses Association in celebrating "Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care" as part of National Nurses Week, which is held every year, May 6-12. The purpose of the weeklong celebration is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the health care needs of the American people.


Traditionally, National Nurses Week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which (registered) nurses, who comprise the largest health care profession, are working to save lives and improve the health of millions of individuals. From bedside nursing in hospitals and long term care facilities to the halls of research institutions, state legislatures, and Congress, the depth and breadth of the nursing profession is meeting the expanding health care needs of American society.


In celebration of Nurses Week, we will be offering a 10% discount on all Learning Extension courses from May 6 - May 12. Take advantage of this special limited-time offer to advance your career today! Please note that this special offer does not apply to previous purchases.


The Timing of Nurses Week

Did you ever wonder why Nurse's Week starts always ends on May 12?  It's because Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820 in Florence, Italy.  Her contributions to nursing and nursing education, as well as the reform of hospitals, were a significant achievement - particularly for a woman born in the 19th century. Known as "The Lady with the Lamp," her work inspired both public support and royal recognition.


In honor of the dedication, commitment, and tireless effort of the millions of nurses nationwide, the ANA and NCSBN are proud to recognize nurses everywhere on this particular day for the quality work they provide seven days a week, 365 days a year. All nurses in America are encouraged to proudly wear the official ANA pin (or any other pin that clearly identifies them as nurses) and/or their nurses uniform on May 6, 2012.


Now It's Your Turn

How are you celebrating Nurses Week?


Do you think it's important for nurses to be members of a professional nursing association?


Are you a member of the American Nurses Association? Read more about National Nurses Week 2013 and the American Nurses Association.