Each year, National Nurses Week (May 6-12) coincides with Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12). Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy on May 12, 1820. During the Crimean War, she and a team of nurses improved the unsanitary conditions at a British hospital, reducing the death count by two-thirds. Her writings sparked worldwide healthcare reform.
During National Nurses Week we recognize nurses for the highly specialized knowledge, critical thinking skills and compassion they bring to their role every day. The commitment nurses make to protecting, promoting and improving healthcare does not go unnoticed, as is their public service in a wide range of roles and work settings. We celebrate nurses and the vital roles they play in healthcare every day, but especially during Nurses Week!
We celebrate and show gratitude for the tremendous care nurses provide to patients and families in our community. We are thankful for our BSFMC Nurses and the nurses within our community for everything you do!