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Celebrate National Nurses Week!

You don’t have to be a nurse to know that it is a hard career. Just observing nursing professionals in action, you know that they spend an average of 12 hours on their feet daily, deal with a range of personalities and emotions of patients and their families, and at times make life-and-death decisions for patients.

One would think that establishing a national day or week of celebration in honor of this selfless profession would be easy, but just like a nurse’s every day, it wasn’t easy. While campaigning to create a national celebration for nurses started in the 50s, we wouldn’t see a day of observation declared until the 80s and a week of observation until the 90s.

Here’s a historical breakdown of how National Nurses Day & Week were established from the American Nurses Association (ANA):

  • 1953 Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a "Nurse Day" in October of the following year. The proclamation was never made.


  • 1954 National Nurse Week was observed from October 11 - 16. The year of the observance marked the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's mission to Crimea. Representative Frances P. Bolton sponsored the bill for a nurse week. Apparently, a bill for a National Nurse Week was introduced in the 1955 Congress, but no action was taken. Congress discontinued its practice of joint resolutions for national weeks of various kinds.


  • 1972 Again a resolution was presented by the House of Representatives for the President to proclaim "National Registered Nurse Day." It did not occur.


  • 1974 In January of that year, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) proclaimed that May 12 would be "International Nurse Day." (May 12 is the birthday of Florence Nightingale.) Since 1965, the ICN has celebrated "International Nurse Day."


  • 1974 In February of that year, a week was designated by the White House as National Nurse Week, and President Nixon issued a proclamation.


  • 1978 New Jersey Governor Brendon Byrne declared May 6 as "Nurses Day." Edward Scanlan, of Red Bank, N.J., took up the cause to perpetuate the recognition of nurses in his state.  Mr. Scanlan had this date listed in Chase's Calendar of Annual Events. He promoted the celebration on his own.


  • 1981 ANA, along with various nursing organizations, rallied to support a resolution initiated by nurses in New Mexico, through their Congressman, Manuel Lujan, to have May 6, 1982, established as "National Recognition Day for Nurses."


  • 1982 In February, the ANA Board of Directors formally acknowledged May 6, 1982 as "National Nurses Day." The action affirmed a joint resolution of the United States Congress designating May 6 as "National Recognition Day for Nurses."


  • 1982 President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation on March 25, proclaiming "National Recognition Day for Nurses" to be May 6, 1982.


  • 1990 The ANA Board of Directors expanded the recognition of nurses to a week-long celebration, declaring May 6 - 12, 1991, as National Nurses Week.


  • 1993 The ANA Board of Directors designated May 6 - 12 as permanent dates to observe National Nurses Week in 1994 and in all subsequent years.


  • 1996 The ANA initiated "National RN Recognition Day" on May 6, 1996, to honor the nation's indispensable registered nurses for their tireless commitment 365 days a year. The ANA encourages its state and territorial nurses associations and other organizations to acknowledge May 6, 1996 as "National RN Recognition Day."


  • 1997 The ANA Board of Directors, at the request of the National Student Nurses Association, designated May 8 as National Student Nurses Day.

In honor of National Nurses week, I wish to extend the utmost gratitude to all nurses on behalf of the An Apple A Day team and the Fashion Seal Healthcare® brand.



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