National Nurse’s Week 2014

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A Brief History of National Nurse’s Week

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.  As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year.

The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896. Each of ANA’s state and territorial nurses associations promotes the nursing profession at the state and regional levels. Each conducts celebrations on these dates to recognize the contributions that nurses and nursing make to the community.


1982 In February, the ANA Board of Directors formally acknowledged May 6, 1982 as “National Nurses Day.” The action affirmed a joint resolution of the United States Congress designating May 6 as “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”

1982 President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation on March 25, proclaiming “National Recognition Day for Nurses” to be May 6, 1982.

1990 The ANA Board of Directors expanded the recognition of nurses to a week-long celebration, declaring May 6 – 12, 1991, as National Nurses Week.

1993 The ANA Board of Directors designated May 6 – 12 as permanent dates to observe National Nurses Week in 1994 and in all subsequent years.

1996 The ANA initiated “National RN Recognition Day” on May 6, 1996, to honor the nation’s indispensable registered nurses for their tireless commitment 365 days a year. The ANA encourages its state and territorial nurses associations and other organizations to acknowledge May 6, 1996 as “National RN Recognition Day.”


Here at H.O.C., it is no secret that we continually find special ways to show appreciation for all of our patients, doctors, partners and staff, of course our nurses are no exception. For the past few years, Hands of Compassion Homecare has celebrated with their RNs, LVNs and CNAs during National Nurse’s Week just to remind them of their worth and our gratitude.

Two great people in particular deserve a great H.O.C shout-out for being with the agency 5+ years:

Tandy Arp



Debra Soto


Each event is themed, so no two celebrations are the same. Take a look at some of our photos below and relive the excitement and joy that we had with our clinical staff.

Nurse’s Week 2013

Safari Theme

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Nurse’s Week 2012

Carnival Theme

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Nurse’s Week 2011

Hollywood Red Carpet Event Theme

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(Elvis has left the building…)

This year is no exception when it comes to celebrating with the best clinical staff out there! Stay posted to HOC to get a behind the scenes run-down of all the preparation and execution of the Nurse’s Appreciation Event 2014!

To learn more about HOC, our services, or how we can help you, visit our website at:


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Hands of Compassion Homecare

1030 Andrews Hey, Ste 203

Midland, TX 79701




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