May 6th - 12th
Here’s to you and all you do!
We at Aya Healthcare are proud of all of our nurses and thank you for the important work you do every day. You tirelessly provide care, compassion and strength to all of your patients. Your dedication does not go unnoticed; we are truly privileged to represent the best healthcare professionals in the country. Thank You and Happy Nurse Week!
The History of National Nurses Week
After years of fighting for a national day of nurse recognition, the ANA established May 6th as National Nurse Day with the help of President Ronald Reagan in 1982. National Nurse Week was created in 1991 when the ANA Board of Directors expanded the celebration to May 6th-12th. To honor the 2.2 million RN's in the US, May 6th was established National RN Recognition Day by the ANA. Nurse Week closes on Florence Nightingale's birthday, recognizing her contribution as the pioneer of modern nursing.