National Nurses’ Week is celebrated annually from National Nurses’ Day on May 6th through the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, on May 12th. National Nurses’ Week is a time to reflect on the important contributions that nurses make to provide safe, high-quality health care, stand as patient advocates, inform and education the public to improve the health and safety of patients, and impact the everyday lives of patients.
“It is an honor to recognize the professional service and care, as well as, the promotion of health and safety that the nurses of Florida provide to the people in our state,” said Chair of the Florida Board of Nursing Lavigne A. Kirkpatrick, BS, RN. “Through education, administration, direct patient care, and public service, our nurses exemplify professionalism with the heart for the needs of those they serve. This National Nurses’ Week, we honor all nurses in Florida for making Florida a healthy place to live, work, and play.”
The Florida Board of Nursing would like to thank all of Florida’s nurses for what they do each day to help protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of Florida.