National Nurses Week - May 2011

Nurses Week Promotional Items & Gifts:

One of the most challenging and most rewarding careers is nursing. When we take a moment to think of the many ways nurses help heal our society, the resulting numbers are astounding. It only seems fitting that we as a nation should recognize and reward these women and men for the fine work that they perform every day. National Nurses Week shines a spotlight on outstanding nurses and nursing units. The best way to help salute these healthcare professionals is to employ the efforts of Nurses Week promotional items from ADVANCE Custom Promotions!

Information about Nurses Week Promotional Items & Gifts:

Although first celebrated in October 1954 to mark the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's mission to Crimea, an official proclamation for National Nurses Week wasn't passed until twenty years later. That’s because Congress had discontinued its practice of joint resolutions for national weeks. However, in February 1974, President Nixon officially designated a week for National Nurses Appreciation Week. Over the course of the next several years, this event began to evolve. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation officially designating May 6 as National Recognition Day for Nurses. A short time later, the American Nurses Association expanded this event into a week-long celebration we now know as National Nurses Week.

If your organization is participating in this annual event, be sure to stock up on customized Nurses Week gifts from ADVANCE Custom Promotions.

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