The American Nurses Association annually celebrates National Nurses Week, which begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, which is Florence Nightingale's birthday. The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association since 1896.
In honor of National Nurses Week, Limestone University would like to recognize its Health Center staff, including (left to right) Jackie Humphries, Medical Receptionist; Licensed Practical Nurse Bobbie Joe Wisher, Clinical Nurse; Registered Nurse Sandy Green, Director of Health Services; and Nurse Practitioner Becky Brown.
We also salute the students who are a part of Limestone University's RN-to-BSN Program. To learn more about that program, please click HERE.
At the end of the 19th century, Nightingale founded modern nursing. Thanks to her strict use of hand-washing and hygiene practices while caring for wounded soldiers in the Crimean War, Nightingale and her helpers reduced the death rate from 42% to 2% -- ushering in nursing as we know it today.
National Nurses Week was first observed in the United States in October of 1954 to mark the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s pioneering work in Crimea.