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When is National Nurses Week?

From delivering babies, to assisting with traumatic and life-threatening situations, to caring for seniors, it is no doubt that nurses perform the most difficult tasks in the medical industry.

Nurses often perform the most essential healthcare tasks, and serve as the first point of contact for our residents.

As we work to honor our nurses every day for their contributions and sacrifices, National Nurses Week reminds us to give thanks to the medical professionals who work so hard to keep us healthy.

National Nurses Month

In 2021, as part of the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” celebration, the American Nurses Association expanded National Nurses Week, traditionally celebrated from May 6 to May 12 each year, to a month-long celebration in May, giving us more opportunities to celebrate nursing.

The Origin of National Nurses Week

To honor the contributions to the field of nursing made by Florence Nightingale and to celebrate nurses everywhere, National Nurses Week is celebrated each year, May 6–12. 

Nursing is a noble, selfless profession dating back to the mid-1800s with the work of British-born Florence Nightingale. She was a nurse as well as a social reformer and statistician who established St. Thomas’ Hospital and the Nightingale Training School for Nurses in 1860. Her experiences during the Crimean War were foundational in her views about sanitation, and her efforts in healthcare reform greatly influenced the quality of care in the 19th and 20th centuries and beyond. Today, she is considered the founder of modern nursing.

How is National Nurses Week Celebrated?

People around the world celebrate nurses with events held on and around the week of May 6-12. American House recognizes National Nurses Day, National Nurses Week, and National Nurses Month! In addition to honoring nurses, American House plans activities and provides resources based on themes such as self-care and professional development.

If you’re looking to honor a nurse on National Nurses Week, a great way to celebrate is to recognize the nurses in your life who have made a particular impact in your community. This could be years of service, a demonstrated commitment to nursing, exemplary patient service or another special benchmark.

American House Nurses

In 2020, the world was faced with one of the toughest health crises in our nation’s history, COVID-19. Our assisted living Nurses persevered and overcame unprecedented hardships with one goal in mind – to keep our American House family safe, healthy and out of harm’s way. As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s to no surprise, that our nurses continue to work hard to meet that goal today. And, we couldn’t be more thankful or proud.

A Note to Our Nurses

Our American House nurses are undoubtedly the backbone of our company. Each and every one of you has contributed to our story in your special way. For your commitment to our residents, your hard work, dedication, kindness and support, we send along a sincere thank you – today and always. 

Happy National Nurses Week and Nurses Month!

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Written By

Kayla Meek

Meek brings over 10 years of senior living experience advocating for resident quality of life and wellness. Her focus has been on training and education with a passion for building programs that improve both the resident and team experience and tracking results through meaningful data points. Meek holds an MSN from Augusta University, an MPH from the University of Georgia and many certifications.

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