Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them wear scrubs and carry stethoscopes, those heroes are nurses. These healthcare professionals do a lot for the community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when there was a shortage of nurses, beds and medical supplies.
Our community honors nurses every year during Nurses Week. This week takes place from May 6th through May 12th. As a healthcare travel agency, we want to share some history about this week and ways to celebrate the nurses in your community.
The history of Nurses Week
Nurses Week is a week-long celebration that honors nursing professionals. It starts on May 6th and ends on May 12th, which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Florence was a nurse that helped improve the unsanitary conditions of British hospitals and reduced the death count by two-thirds.
May 6th is National Nurses Day. However, it was not until 1974 that President Nixon proclaimed a National Nurses Week to be celebrated every year in May.
How to celebrate nurses week
Thank a nurse
One meaningful way to celebrate Nurses Week is by thanking a nurse in your life. If you have a relative or friend who is a nurse, share your appreciation. You can thank them by sending a card, sweets, snacks, caffeine or some compression socks.
Provide a discount for nurses
If you are a business owner, consider showing appreciation to nurses by providing a discount or incentive. This is a great way to show nurses in your community how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication.
Post on social media
Whether you are an organization or individual, share a post about nurses week on your favorite social media platform. Posting on social media can help inform people about the importance a nurse plays.
Are you looking for a healthcare travel agency?
If you are looking to become a traveling nurse, contact RTG Medical. We can help you start your travel adventure across the country, while also doing what you love the most. One advantage of choosing us over other agencies is that you are paired with one recruiter. This makes the point of contact much easier. Contact us to get started.