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OPERATION SCRUBS: Educating, Honoring, Thanking and Promoting Nurses:"The Unsung Heroes of Healthcare!"
2nd Annual Nurse Symposium & Celebration
National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2020
FantaSea One Yacht * Dock 52
13552 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
NATIONAL NURSES DAY/WEEK: National Nurses Week is observed annually on May 6-12. During this week, Operation Scrubs provides innovation continuing nurse education, raises awareness of all nurse contributions and commitments, and publicly promotes the vital role nurses play in society.
HISTORY: It was in 1953 when an employee at the United States Department of Health, Dorothy Sutherland, sent a letter to President Eisenhower proposing a National Nurses Day. The official proclamation was not made. The following year people began celebrating National Nurses Week on their own. In 1974, President Nixon proclaimed a “National Nurse Week.” In 1981, a resolution was initiated by nurses in New Mexico to have May 6th declared “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”
OPERATION SCRUBStm contribution to National Nurses Week includes an innovative/aboard-ship symposium forum on May 11, 2020 for registered nurses at Joint Commission certified hospitals from all 50 states and U.S. Territories. Here, these nurses receive advanced advanced-level training along with their license-required continuing education credits. It's also an opportunity to attract media and public attention to recognize nurses as the "Unsung Heroes of healthcare," and to promote Operation Scrubs' year-round "See a Nurse? Thank a Nurse!" Challenge. Other planned support activities include celebrations honoring these "Unsung Hero" of healthcare. The week ends on May 12th with a Florence NightinGala celebrating with and honoring Operation Scrubs 2020 attendees, plus an extended tribute to competent, caring nurses wherever they might be.
National Nurses Week begins May 6 and ends on May 12, which is the birthday of Florence Nightingale (May 12, 1820 – August 13, 1910). Florence Nightingale was a celebrated English, social reformer, statistician and the founder of modern nursing. She became well-known while taking care of the wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. Nightingale was dubbed “The Lady with the Lamp” because of her habit of making rounds at night.
In 1982, the United States Congress designated May 6th to be “National Recognition Day for Nurses.” The proposal was signed by President Reagan. It was later expanded by the ANA Board of Directors in 1990 to a week-long celebration (May 6-12) known today as “National Nurses Week.”
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