When Is Thank A Nurse Day? | 2018

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You should thank your nurse today. And by today, we mean every day. But, when is Thank A Nurse Day 2018 officially?

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When Is Thank A Nurse Day? 2018

Remember to thank your nurse today! And by that, we do mean remember to thank your nurse every day. But, with National Nurses Day around the corner, people are left wondering when is Thank A Nurse Day 2018? It's the perfect time to give a gift to show how much you appreciate the strong and wonderful nurses in your life.

In the United States alone, there are more than 2.9 million nurses who impact our lives in ways that we often don't think about. Have you ever stopped to think about the nurses in your workplace, in the hospital, at school, or the public health department? These individuals play a vital role in making our lives healthier and happier, and they're often not recognized for the work that they do.

So, when should you thank a nurse for National Nurses Day 2018? Here's everything you need to know.

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When Is Thank A Nurse Day?

Thank A Nurse Day, or National Nurses Day, is actually part of something bigger. Literally. In fact, it's not even National Nurses Day. It's National Nurses Week. Yes, we officially celebrate nurses for an entire week. Why? Because they deserve it. But, when are the official days to this holiday?

Thank A Nurse Week kicks off on May 6th and goes until May 12th. So, for 2018, this means that Nurses Week starts on Sunday, May 6, and ends on Saturday, May 12.

Now that you know, it's time to plan! But, why do we celebrate nurses in May? Does it fall on the same day every year? Let's take a look.

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Why Do We Celebrate National Nurses Week?

If you were planning ahead for 2019, then you should know that the holiday starts on the same day every year so that it will end on May 12th. But why is National Nurses Week celebrated in May?

May 12, 1982, was the birthday of Florence Nightingale. She is known as the founder of modern-day nursing. According to BBC, Nightingale pushed for cleaner hospitals and the education of nurses in hospitals at a time where hospitals were horribly dirty, nurses were not trained, and people often went to the hospital to die.

So, make sure to send some good vibes and thank yous to the nurse in your life this May! And, you know, all the time.