National Nurses Week, May 6th – 12th

National Nurses Day is May 12 in honor of Florence Nightingale the founder of modern nursing. Florence was born May 12, 1820 in Florence, Italy.

Florence served as nurse during the Crimean war in 1854. She believed that death rates of the soldiers were due poor living conditions at the hospital. Because of those poor conditions she began a campaign to establish a school. In 1860, she opened the first secular nursing school in the world in London. It became the foundation of professional nursing.

The idea to honor nurses originated in 1954, recognizing the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s mission to the Crimea.  In 1990, it became a week-long celebration of the work of nurses.

Today, at Indian Rock Village, we recognize the work and care of all our nurses. They are the backbone of our organization and we appreciate everything they do for our community.

Thank you to all our nurses.