National Nurses Week: May 6 -12

Boston Trauma Celebrates National Nurses Week 2012

This year’s theme: “Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring.” 

Often described as an art and a science, nursing is a profession that embraces dedicated people with varied interests, strengths and passions because of the many opportunities the profession offers. Nurses work in emergency rooms, school based clinics, and homeless shelters, to name a few. Thet have many roles – from staff nurse to educator to nurse practitioner and nurse researcher – and serve all of them with passion for the profession and with a strong commitment to patient safety.

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National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. 

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Courtesy of: American Nurses Association (ANA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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