National Nurse’s Week

Nursing school of yesteryear (Navy nurses attending class - 1940s)
Nursing school of yesteryear (Navy nurses attending class – 1940s)

Today marks the beginning of National Nurses’ Week, which runs May 6 through May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This week honors the nurses who make up a substantial and essential part of our health care service system.

As the daughter of a nurse, I remember the late nights when my mom would come home after a 12- or 14-hour shift… Continue reading