Celebrated annually from May 6th - May 12th, National Nurses Week gives us the opportunity to recognize the nurses that take care of us and show our appreciation to them.
"National Nurse Week" was first observed in 1954, based on a bill introduced in Congress by Rep. Frances Payne Bolton of Ohio, an advocate for nursing and public health. The year marked the 100th anniversary of nursing profession pioneer Florence Nightingale's mission to treat wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. But it was not until 1974 that the White House and President Nixon proclaimed that National Nurses Week be celebrated. We are glad that President Nixon helped declare a week to recognize all of your hard work.
If it weren't for nurses, who would be there in the middle of the night to check our vitals and make sure we are okay? Thank you for your patience, dedication, commitment, passion, and nurture. Whether you are a trauma nurse, cardiac nurse, CNA, LPN, or RN or in nursing school; YOU are greatly appreciated.
Join us on Facebook for everyday during Nurses Week to enter for your chance to win! We will be giving away a scrubs and accessories everyday, Monday, May 6th - Sunday, May 12th. You can enter one time a day. For an additional entry each day, follow us on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Be sure to include hashtag #ScrubinNursesWeek so we can count your entry!
All winners will be announced Monday, May13, 2013.
For more Nation Nurses Week History, click here.