National Nurses Week

05 May

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping his paws on the nuts of the world –


Very important week this week – there are lots of different ways to acknowledge this wonderful professional.  Here are some important dates for you to remember:

  • May 6th thru May 12th is National Nurse’s Week.
  • May 6th is National Nurses Day
  • May 7th is National School Nurses Day
  • May 8th is National Student Nurses Day
  • May 12th is International Nurses Day

This entire week provides recognition to nurses for their contribution and commitment to quality health care.  We should all be aware of the importance of nurses in all stages of our lives from infant to elderly.  They comfort us, support us, encourage us and help us in our times of need.

Did you know? The roots of International Nurse’s Day goes back to 1953.  Dorothy Sutherland who was over the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a Nurse Day in October of the following year.  The proclamation was not officially made.  But, this week was created and gained national recognition.

Also did you know?  International Nurse’s Day is celebrated on May 12th because that is the birthday of Florence Nightingale.

So here’s a HUGE thank you to all of the wonderful nurse’s out there who take care of all of our loved ones and give that extra love.



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15 responses to “National Nurses Week

  1. easyweimaraner

    05/05/2014 at 12:40 pm

    I agree , without all the nurses who are there when we are not well, every day in a hospital would be worse. They hold your hand when you have pains and they bring you a cup of tea even in the middle of the night. So thanks you nurses, I’m glad you are there.

    • PigLove

      05/05/2014 at 12:46 pm

      Well said brother – well said! XOXO – Bacon

  2. digitalgranny

    05/05/2014 at 12:56 pm

    We have excellent in home caregivers and an excellent in home nurse who have been with us for a long time and have always taken excellent care of hubby,
    Hugs sweet Bacon 🙂

    • PigLove

      05/05/2014 at 1:30 pm

      awesome!! This week is the week to tell them how appreciate you are of them my friend! Give them hugs from this oinker too. XOXO – Bacon

  3. chaoticscribbles

    05/05/2014 at 2:33 pm

    Oooo I will have to let my sister know, she’s a nurse. Great post here 😀 xx

    • PigLove

      05/05/2014 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks my friend! Please tell her thanks for all of us. You never know when we might pass her path! XOXO – Bacon

  4. Molly The Wally

    05/05/2014 at 3:01 pm

    Well said and they so deserve recognition for all the good work they do. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

    • PigLove

      05/05/2014 at 3:03 pm

      You too my sweet dear friend! XOXO – Bacon

  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    05/05/2014 at 5:17 pm

    Nurses are nice. At the vet, they give treats. Hey! I don’t see National Vet Nurse Day. Hmmm… Maybe that’s celebrated every day! It should be!

    Love and licks,

    • PigLove

      05/05/2014 at 7:30 pm

      I think you’re right Cupcake. That should be every day! XOXO – Bacon

  6. katsrus

    05/05/2014 at 5:24 pm

    Nurses are very important. And very caring. Happy Nurses week.
    Sue B

  7. gentlestitches

    05/06/2014 at 12:14 am

    Blessings to all the wonderful nurses and blessings to you for reminding us. ❤

    • PigLove

      05/06/2014 at 8:14 am

      You are so welcome Auntie Sharon. XOXO – Bacon

  8. Three Well Beings

    05/06/2014 at 1:28 am

    My daughter is a nurse, and I am in awe of the work she does. Thank you, Bacon.

    • PigLove

      05/06/2014 at 8:15 am

      Please give her a special piggy hug for me my friend. XOXO – Bacon


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