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INNOVATIVELY: Educating, Honoring, Thanking and Promoting Nurses:"The Unsung Heroes of Healthcare!"
Continuing Nurse Education Symposium & Celebration
May 11, 2020 (National Nurses Week)
Aboard FantaSea One /4215 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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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 inno-vative/aboard-ship symposium forum on May 11, 2020, for registered nurses at Joint Commission-certified hospitals.
There is no symposium attendance fee, and nurse invitations go to all 50 states, D.C. and 4 U.S. Territories. Attending and webcast-registering nurses receive advanced-level training along with accredited continuing nurse education units.
The symposium ends with a NightinGala reception and harbor cruise to honor and thank event attendees, webcast viewers, nurses everywhere, and to celebrate Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday anniversary.
It's also the inaugural launch of Operation Scrubs' "See a Nurse? Thank a Nurse" Challenge.
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.” President Reagan signed the proposal. 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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