Wednesday, May 6 marks the annual observation of National Nurses Day.
This day kicks off National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12, International Nurses Day and the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Nightingale lived from 1820-1910.
On National Nurses Day, we say “thank you” to nurses for all that they do.
Florence Nightingale is the English nurse who became known as the founder of professional nursing, recognized for her pioneering work during the Crimean War (1853-1856). National Nurse’s Week was first observed in October 1954, which was the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s mission in Crimea. May 6 was introduced as the date of observance in 1982.
At Quest Diagnostics, we celebrate the important work done by nurses. Quest annually serves half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and we are committed to empowering our partners with diagnostics and technology that provide action from insight. For more information, contact us at 1.888.491.7900.