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May Brings National Nurses Week

OR Today joins in celebrating National Nurses Week (May 6-12) this month.

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6 through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Special days recognized during the week include National Student Nurses Day on May 8; National School Nurse Day on May 8; and International Nurses Day on May 12.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife to mark the bicentenary of the birth of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale and to recognize the critical contribution both professions make to global health.

Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. These are the people who devote their lives to caring for mothers and children; giving lifesaving immunizations and health advice; looking after older people and generally meeting everyday essential health needs. In many developing countries they are often the first and only point of care in their communities. The world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030.

OR Today magazine joins the World Health Organization in celebrating the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and the Year of the Nurse in 2020.

As part of the celebration, OR Today will feature perioperative professionals in a new contest! Every entry wins a gift card! (One gift card per individual)

To enter the contest, share a time when a nurse served as an inspiration to you or your team. This can be a peer, a mentor, an educator or anyone from the nursing profession. Help us shine a spotlight on these individuals.

Please share your brief (1 to 3 sentences) contest entry at ORToday.com/Contest.

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