Every year, National Nurses Week takes place from May 6th to May 12th, recognizing the invaluable contributions of nurses to their patients and communities. However, starting in 2020, the American Nurses Association (ANA) expanded this celebration to encompass the entire month of May, allowing for a more comprehensive recognition of nurses’ dedication and commitment. Throughout Nurses Month, each week carries a specific theme, including Self Care, Recognition, Professional Development, and Community Engagement. This blog post explores the history and purpose of Nurses Month and provides ways to celebrate and honor nurses this year.

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