May 6-12: National Nurses Week

National Nurses week begins today and ends on May 12th, the birthday of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale.  (If you find yourself across the pond, learn much more about Nurse Nightingale at the Florence Nightingale museum and the Florence Nightingale Foundation. ) Nurses are everywhere:  in hospitals and clinics as well as the US Public Health Service and Armed Forces.

Please share your story  on Twitter this week using the hashtag #IAMANURSE and follow the feed to hear other’s stories.

The University of Michigan Health System honors and recognizes nurses year round and encourages UMHS RNs and LPNs to register for Michigan’s Nurses Week 2014 events starting today.  Registration closes on May 20, 2014.

The University of Michigan School of Nursing created this video to celebrate the week:

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