The TDS Health Team would like to celebrate nurses this week (and every week for that matter) and say THANK YOU for all you do and have done on the front lines and behind the scenes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your unwavering commitment to your patients and all of our communities during this unprecedented time is nothing but heroic.
As a small gesture, TDS Health and our multitude of product partners and publishers are committed to providing nurses and other healthcare providers access to content, tools and information relating to the pandemic. See our COVID-19 page with videos, lectures, and news from TDS Health and our partners including Osmosis, MedCram, Reuters Health News and more. In the meantime, see a little information below about this important week.
The World Health Organization declared 2020 to be the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” in celebration of the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale (1820–1910). Per the ANA, National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year.
Learn more about the history of National Nurses Week and how the ANA supports and encourages National Nurses Week recognition programs through the state and district nurses associations, other specialty nursing organizations, educational facilities, and independent health care companies and institutions here.