News May 12 2017
Celebrating National Nurses Week
Published May 12, 2017
AssistedCare is joining the American Nurses Association (ANA) in celebrating National Nurses Week! While we appreciate our nurses every day, Nurses Week is a great opportunity to take the time to extend a special thanks to our nurses as they continue to provide the highest level of quality care to our patients. We believe that our nurses deserve special recognition for their efforts in delivering compassionate care each and every day.
National Nurses Week runs each year from May 6 to 12, ending on Florence Nightingale‘s birthday. This week raises awareness of the important role nurses play in society and also educates the public about the kind of work nurses are involved in.
Nightingale, who lived from 1820-1910, was known as the founder of professional nursing, especially due to her pioneering work during the Crimean War. Due to her habit of making rounds at night, Nightingale became known as “The Lady with the Lamp.” National Nurses Week was first observed in 1954, the 100th anniversary of her mission to Crimea.
The American Nurses Association (ANA), sponsors of National Nurses Week, have promoted and supported the nursing profession since 1896.
AssistedCare celebrated Nurses Week with breakfast and lunch occasions throughout the week, along with a personalized thank you note from supervisors, and gift cards to show their appreciation! AssistedCare asks you to join us in celebrating our nurses by sharing your stories and appreciation on our Facebook page- Facebook.com/AssistedCareNC