Last Updated on April 29, 2021 by Maggie Sutton
Nursing is an extraordinary profession. For those who are not nurses, we will never fully understand the demands of this profession. However, we can recognize and appreciate the service of our nurses. We are able to enjoy our life, family and friends a little longer because of them. Take the time and thank a nurse for what they do for us during National Nurse Week, and all year long.
National Nurses Week
National Nurses Week is a time to celebrate all nurses, with certain specialties having their own dedicated days. Nurses Week is always May 6 through May 12, which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale is considered the leader in modern nursing, establishing sanitary standards and wartime best practices. This celebratory week exists thanks to the work of the American Nurses Association, who lobbied and managed to get legislation passed proclaiming Nurses Day, and eventually Nurses Week, as a recognized holiday.
Since establishing Nurses Day in 1974, the celebration of nurses has expanded to Nurses Week. While we celebrate all types of nurses during National Nurses Week, we also see the celebration of specific studies of nursing:
- Nurses Day – May 6
- RN Recognition Day – May 6
- Student Nurses Day – May 8
- School Nurses Day – May 12
- International Nurses Day – May 12
May is also Oncology Nurses month. Several other disciplines in nursing have their own celebratory days and weeks throughout the year.
Thank You Nurses
So what can we do during Nurses Day and Nurses week to thank these nursing heroes? Lots!
- Have your kids draw thank you cards for local nurses. You can also enlist classrooms, youth groups, sport teams, scouts, or any other group of kids to participate.
- Stop by a hospital or clinic with a gift basket. Snacks, caffeine, and the cards you made go over great. Don’t forget about the overnight nurses either!
- Decorate your lawn, windows, or car with a thank you message for nurses. Let everyone know how great nurses are and your appreciation for them.
- Stay healthy. Most nurses would rather never see you as a patient, and that is the best gift you can give.
Homes for Hero Nurses
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When you use Homes for Heroes, you’ll get Hero Rewards after your closing as our way of saying thank you for being a nursing hero. This might sound too good to be true, but it is real.
Your Hero Rewards come in the form of a check worth 0.7% of your home’s purchase price. This means if you buy or sell a home for $200,000, you’ll receive a check for $1,400. If you buy AND sell a home, you’ll get rewards for each transaction! Plus, if you work with our mortgage, title and inspection specialists, you can save $500 on lender fees, $150 on title services, and $50 on a home inspection. That adds up to thousands of dollars in savings, which is a huge help when buying a house.
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