Nurses Day

Nurses Day

When :

  • May 6-12: National Nurse's Week
  • May 8: National Student Nurses Day
  • May 6th: National Nurses Day
  • Wednesday of Nurse's Week: School Nurses Day
  • May 12: International Nurse's Day
  • November 14: Operating Room Nurse Day


National Nurses Week, and a number of specific Nurses Days during this week, provides recognition to nurses for their contributions and commitment to quality health care. It brings awareness to the importance of nurses in the care , comfort, and well being of all of us, and especially our children and the aging, and those in poor health.

Origin of Nurses Day:

The roots of International Nurses Day goes back to 1953, when Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a ""Nurse Day"" in October of the following year. The proclamation was not officially made. But, this day was born and eventually gained national recognition.

International Nurse Day is celebrated on May 12, because this it's the birthday of Florence Nightingale.

In 2003, National School Nurses Day was moved from the  fourth Wednesday in January to the Wednesday of Nurses Week. Many websites, still record School Nurses Day in January, unaware of this change.

More Details...
All details taken directly from provider content at

man sitting playing accordion
Buy a Musical Instrument Day
Buy a Musical Instrument Day, celebrated on May 22, nurtures the love for music by encouraging people to buy new instruments. While its origins are unclear, the day emphasizes self-expression through music, offering a chance for everyone from novices to seasoned musicians to enhance their skills. Special promotions by music shops and a push toward music education highlight the day's mission to inspire and unite through the universal language of music. This celebration promotes both the joy of creating music and the preservation of diverse musical traditions.
Brutus Day
Brutus Day aims to promote recognition of the fact that betrayal, backstabbing and dirty politics aren’t by any means a thing of the past, and are as widespread and tactical in our modern, corporate lives as they were in the forums of ancient Rome. Watch your back, avoid office politics, and look out for your […]
Drinking Straw Day
Can you imagine drinking a milkshake without a straw? Or how anyone would manage a juice box? How many soft drinks would you have spilled on yourself in dark movie theaters if it werenâ??t for straws? I think we can all agree drinking straws have changed our lives for the better enough to deserve their […]
Don’t Go to Work Unless it’s Fun Day
When : Always April 3rd Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day might be your day to sleep in. If this day falls on a Saturday or Sunday when you are normally off of work, it's an easy day to participate in. Otherwise, make sure you get your boss' approval prior to participating.   […]