|When is Nurses' Day in 2016?|
The date of Nurses' Day in 2016 is on Friday, May 6th. The entire National Nurses' Week runs from Wednesday, May 6th through Tuesday, May 12th.
|What is Nurses' Day?|
National Nurses' Day, typically referred to as Nurses' Day, is celebrated in the United States on May 6th of every year and is dedicated to honoring nurses around the nation for all of their hard work, dedication, and love. It also serves as a day that rbings awareness to the very critical role that nurses play in hospitals and society as a whole. Typical celebrations include banquests, city proclamations, seminars, and lots of cards, flowers, and gifts given to nurses.
National Nurses' Day kicks off Nurses' Week, which runs from May 6th through May 12th, which is the birthday of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910). Ms. Nightingale was the creator of professional nursing and is highly respected for her pivitol role in the Crimean War, which lates from 1853 to 1856. The entire week was first observed in 1954 before the date of May 6th was later introduced as the specific day of Nurses' Day starting in 1982.
International, Nurses' Day is celebrated on May 12th.