Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes. ~Author Unknown
National Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 6 to raise awareness of the importance of nurses in the care and well being of all of us, and especially our children and the aged. National Nurses Week, provides recognition to nurses for their contributions and commitment to quality health care.
May 12, the final day of National Nurses Week, is the birthday of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910). The English nurse became known as the founder of professional nursing, especially due to her pioneering work during the Crimean War (1853-1856). Due to her habit of making rounds at night, Nightingale became known as “The Lady with the Lamp”