Maryland Academy of Advanced Practice Clinicians

National Nurses Week 2019: 4 million reasons to celebrate!

Posted 2 months ago by Elaine Crain


In 1993, the American Nurses Association declared May 6-12 as the national week to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession.

National Nurses Week is a time for everyone – individuals, employers, other health care professionals, community leaders, and nurses – to recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s 4 million registered nurses.

Each year, the celebration ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday.