Posted on May 6, 2014
History of Nurses Week (infographic)
Well, here it is! Nurses Week is back upon us and we are so excited to be able to celebrate YOU! We’re kicking off a whole week of fun stuff with a blog about the History of Nurses Week. Check out the infographic below! Feel free to share and if you want to embed it on your own site, scroll down for the code.
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</a>History of Nurses Week Infographic by the team at <a href=”http://www.tafford.com/” target=”_blank”>Tafford.com</a>
- May 12th is Florence Nightingale’s birthday (1820)
- She also helped popularize the graphical presentation of statistical data (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Nightingale)
- Nurse Day first proposed in 1953 to President Eisenhower. It wasn’t until 1974 that it was officially recognized by President Nixon.
- 1965 the International Council of Nurses (ICN) begins celebrating May 12th as Nurses Day.
- 1982 the US congress designates May 6 to be “National Recognition Day for Nurses”
- 1990 The ANA (American Nurses Association) BoD expands the celebration to the week of May 6-12.
- 1993 The ANA BoD designates May 6-12 as the official, permanent dates for National Nurses Week. (http://nursingworld.org/Content/NNW-Archive/NationalNursesWeek/MediaKit/NNWHistory.html)
- May 8th is National Student Nurses Day and the Wednesday of the week is National School Nurse Day
- Begins on May 6th designated as RN Recognition Day
- Over 2.7 million nurses. (http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.t08.htm)
- Approx. 6.6% of those are male (http://nursingworld.org/FunctionalMenuCategories/MediaResources/MediaBackgrounders/NursingbytheNumbers.pdf)
- There are approximately 10 nurses for every 3 physicians. (http://www.truthaboutnursing.org/faq/rn_facts.html)
- Approximately 63% of nurses work in hospitals. (http://www.minoritynurse.com/minority-nursing-statistics)
- Approximately 1 in 4 nurses work part-time. (http://scrubsmag.com/101-nursing-fun-facts/2)