National and International Nurses Month 2012

Month of May is All About Nurses

photo_nurse_pez_head-300x300Each year, May is the month when nurses are recognized and celebrated. These days and weeks of recognition are a way for nursing professional associations to honor their members, as well as to promote nursing as a great career. Additionally, Nurses Week is also a time for employers to recognize their nursing staff. Below is a list of the nursing recognition dates for May, and a few more of interest.

National Nurses Week, May 6 to May 12, 2012
National Nurses Day, May 6, 2012
National Student Nurses Day, May 8, 2012
National School Nurse Day, May 9, 2012
International Nurses Day, May 12, 2012
Florence Nightingale’s Birthday, May 12, 1820
National Nursing Home Week, May 13 to May 20, 2012
Mother’s Day, May 13, 2012
National EMS Week, May 20 to May 26, 2012
National EMS for Children Day, May 23, 2012

National Nurse Anesthetists Week, January 22 to January 28, 2012
National Nurses Day, March 19, 2012
National Doctors Day, March 30, 2012
National Career Nursing Assistants Day, June 14, 2012
Certified Nursing Assistants Day, June 14, 2012

If you know of any other relevant events that should be on this list, please email them to me. Thanks, Michele.

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About Michele G. Kunz

I am a nursing educator and AHA Certified Instructor and I specialize in providing AHA Certification classes in ACLS, BLS, and PALS to healthcare professionals and students. I am also a certified six-sigma green belt (CSSGB).

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