National Nurses Day
Someone Please Call the Nurse!

When: May 6th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

As so many Nurses continue to help out society in important an meaningful ways, on this day we can take the time to honor and remember them.  A good way is to tell them with a smile how much they mean to you and your family.  Maybe cook a meal for a nurse or volunteer to do a chore for them as they are so busy with work and taking care of others, they often have little time left for themselves. During the pandemic in some countries, a way to give thanks to nurses is by lighting candles, lights, and whistling, and making various noises to let them know they are appreciated.


There are over 4 Million Registered Nurses in the United States.


It is hard to think of any other time in history when Nurses and other front line care workers have played such a significant role in helping humans recover from illness as there has been in 2020 and 2021 year of the global pandemic that has occurred. Nursing, as a profession, takes responsibility for the continuous care of the sick, injured and dying persons. Nursing is crucial in the process of encouraging the health of all people of communities. The demand for nurses remains high especially in recent times as the pandemic continues to need numerous health professionals attention. Nursing is the largest, group and one of the most respected of all the health care professions consisting of Licensed Practicing Nurses  (LPN's) to Registered Nurses (RN's).  It can not be overstated what a positive impact that nurses have had on all of our lives especially during the Covid pandemic.

Interesting Facts

  1. Nursing started with the first Nurse being Florence Nightingale.
  2. In the early 1960s Nurses were sometimes prohibited from marrying because of the long training involved.
  3. Nurses walk a lot.  During a shift it's not unusual for a Nurse to walk over 5k.
  4. The Nurse profession is one of the most sought after, respected and much needed professions in the world.
  5. A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CNRA) are among the highest paid nursing professionals.


  • May 6th
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