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Celebrate National Nurses Week 2017

On May 6, 2017, NCSBN Learning Extension is joining the American Nurses Association (ANA) in celebrating National Nurses Week. In recognition of the impact that increased nurse health, safety and wellness has on patient outcomes, quality of care and overall nurse satisfaction and quality of life, ANA has designated 2017 as the "Year of the Healthy Nurse."

The 2017 Year of the Healthy Nurse page on will highlight a variety health, safety and wellness topics that are important for nurses, their coworkers, families, patients and communities in which they live, work and play. ANA is also encouraging you to share recipes, success stories, challenges and useful tips on ANA's Facebook page.

Promoting nursing in the community

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 improve health care. 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.

Since nurses are uniquely positioned to lead the charge for health and wellness, the ANA is challenging us to improve not only the health of all nurses, but also the health of the nation.

NCSBN Learning Extension celebrates nursing

In celebration of Nurses Week, we will be offering a 10% discount on all Learning Extension courses from May 6 through May 12.

Take advantage of the special limited-time offer to advance your career today! Please note that the 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, was 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 nearly 3.6 million registered nurses nationwide to promote and maintain the health of this nation, the ANA and NCSBN Learning Extension are proud to recognize registered nurses everywhere on this particular day for the quality work they provide seven days a week, 365 days a year. All registered nurses in America are encouraged to proudly wear the official ANA "RN" pin (or any other pin that clearly identifies them as registered nurses) and/or their nurses uniform on May 6.

Now it's your turn

How are you celebrating Nurses Week?

Why do you think it's important for nurses to be members of a professional nursing association, like the ANA? Read more about National Nurses Week and the ANA

Sign up for ANA's Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) Grand Challenge, a nationwide movement in which nurses are leading the way to better health by setting the example.

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