Recognizing Nurses May 6–12


Each year, National Nurses Week encourages nurses, other health care professionals, employers, community leaders and the public to recognize and promote the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s nurses.

National Nurses Week begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale was a British nurse, social reformer and statistician who is considered to be the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale’s impact on health professions is vast. She developed modern hospital architecture, organization, records and infection control; advanced military healthcare for soldiers and veterans; as well as furthered hospital epidemiology, infographics and evidence-based care.

Everyone is indebted to nurses for their unwavering commitment to patients, their communities and our health care system. That’s why this May 6-12, the university is celebrating Nurses Week with the theme, “Nurses Make the Difference.” Celebrating, honoring and supporting nurses during Nurses Week provides an opportunity to promote the value of nursing and advocate for the profession.

Celebrate with UT Health San Antonio this year by thanking a nurse. UT Health San Antonio would like to thank all nursing students, faculty and staff across the institution for their contributions to making lives better for patients and their family members.

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