Did you know that National Nurses Day starts on May 6?

Send a card of Gratitude to your favorite nurse?  Really?   How many of you have ever sent a card or even thought of sending a card to a nurse?  I know (and love) a lot of nurses. My Aunt Ruth in Cleveland was a loyal and hardworking nurse for years.  Aunt Ruth had a calling to serve.  I have several dear friends who are nurses, Linda, Tina & Susie. Nurses will have a special place in Heaven.

Nurses?  Hmmmmmm..What about all of the nurses over the years that took my numerous phone calls and questions?  I am almost embarrassed that sending a thank you  card never crossed my mind.  Just last year, a school nurse at Sylvania High School in Ohio detected a tumor in my cousin’s daughter brain doing a routine eye exam that may have not been found until it was too late.  Right Ashlee? Thank You School nurses around the world!

According to Wikipedia, International Nurses’ week is celebrated around the world early May of each year, to mark contributions nurses make to society.

The International Council of Nurses has celebrated this day since 1965.  Not until January 1974, did 12 May was chosen to celebrate the day as it is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who is widely considered the founder of modern nursing.  Each year, ICN prepares and distributes the International Nurses’ Day Kit. The kit contains educational and public information materials, for use by nurses everywhere.

As of 1998, May 8 is designated as annual National Student Nurses’ Day.

As of 2003, the Wednesday within National Nurses Week, between 6 and 12 May, is National School Nurse Day.

It’s never too late to send a card of gratitude…go to www.sendoutcards.com/loryfabian and send every nurse you know a card of Gratitude and Appreciation today!

Posted on May 1, 2013, in Appreciation and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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