Last day of nurses Week, but the End is only the Beginning right? Here's a brief History of Nurses Week, look how many times we were SHUT DOWN until we deserved our WEEK💉❤️😷💪🏽.
In 1953 Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a "Nurse Day" in October of the following year. The proclamation was never made.👎🏽
1972 Again a resolution was presented by the House of Representatives for the President to proclaim "National Registered Nurse Day." It did not occur.👎🏽 Then shit got real, in 1974 In Jan of that year, the International Council of Nurses proclaimed that May 12 would be "International Nurse Day." (May 12 is the birthday of Florence Nightingale.) Since 1965, the "International Nurse Day was celebrated."😷💪🏽.
1974 In February of that year, a week was designated by the White House as National Nurse Week, and President Nixon issued a proclamation.😷💪🏽.
1978 New Jersey Governor Brendon Byrne declared May 6 as "Nurses Day." Edward Scanlan, of Red Bank, N.J., took up the cause to perpetuate the recognition of nurses in his state. Mr. Scanlan had this date listed in Chase's Calendar of Annual Events. He promoted the celebration on his own.😷💪🏽 1981 ANA, along with various nursing organizations, rallied to support a resolution initiated by nurses in New Mexico, through their Congressman, Manuel Lujan, to have May 6, 1982, established as "National Recognition Day for Nurses."🇲🇽💪🏽.
1982 In February, the ANA Board of Directors formally acknowledged May 6, 1982 as "National Nurses Day." The action affirmed a joint resolution of the United States Congress designating May 6 as "National Recognition Day for Nurses."❤️💪🏽. 1990 The ANA Board of Directors expanded the recognition of nurses to a week-long celebration, declaring National Nurses Week from May 6 - 12 as permanent dates to observe National Nurses Week!
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