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National Nurses Week & International Nurses Day

Florence Nightingale was a trailblazing figure in nursing who greatly affected 19th- and 20th-century policies around proper care. She was known for her night rounds to aid the wounded, establishing her image as the 'Lady with the Lamp.'

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12. International Nurses Day is celebrated on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896, and this year’s National Nurses Week theme is “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.” Visit the ANA- National Nurses Week to read the Florence Nightingale Pledge and to learn more about National Nurses Week. Also be sure to check out the International Council of Nurses to read more about International Nurses Day and the Florence Nightingale International Foundation (FNIF).

Take to social media and join this campaign by using hashtag #nationalnursesweek & #internationalnursesday.

In recognition of this campaign, OPENPediatrics is pleased to feature the video "Nursing World Shared Practice: Introduction to the Role of the Pediatric Clinical Research Nurse." This video features the panel of Dr. Margaret McCabe, Ms. Lorraine Hodson and Ms. Vanessa Young discuss their roles as Pediatric Clinical Research Nurses. 


OPENPediatrics also features the following Nursing WSPF's: