MURRAY — Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America’s 4 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected “4 million Reasons to Celebrate” as the theme for 2019. The ANA supports and encourages National Nurses Week recognition programs through the state and district nurses associations, other specialty nursing organizations, educational facilities, and independent health care companies and institutions.
Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. At Murray-Calloway County Hospital, several events and recognitions are planned. The main celebration will be a luncheon on Wednesday, May 8, for all nursing staff. Each nurse will receive a gift and drawings will be held for additional gifts. A uniform sale will also be held during the week.