Take time this week to thank all the nurses in your life who dedicate themselves to quality health care.
Did you know that the roots of International Nurses Day goes back to 1953, when Dorothy Sutherland of the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a Nurses Day in October? This celebration eventually changed to May, since May 12 is the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Now, the entire first full week of May celebrates all nurses, including student nurses and school nurses.
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