Wednesday, May 12, 2010

National Nurses Week

One week every year is celebrated by nurses all over the world as National Nurses week.
May the 12th is the actual Celebration Day.
This is the birth date of our founder Florence Nightingale.
Miss Nightingale was born in Florence Italy to well-to-do English parents.  
She brought ethics and standards of care to the soldiers of the Crimean War back in 1856.
Due to her dedication she helped to reduce the mortality rate of soldiers by the simple means of better nutrician and hygiene. 
Known as "The Lady with The Lamp" Florence was a woman of Faith.
She spoke a number of languages and read the New Testament in the original Greek.
Nurses: Beneficence Non Maleficence, Above all. Do No Harm.
Acts 20:35. "It is more blessed to give than receive."

 Our Founder, Miss Florence Nightingale


  1. Happy nurses' week to you. We always had a big luncheon in our honor at the Home Health Agency where I worked. Blessings

  2. Hats off to all nurses everywhere for their dedication and loving service. We have a number of sisters who minister in healthcare.

  3. Hello QMM, Happy Nurses Day to you also.I worked for Amedisys Home Health in the U.S.
    Loved it. Bless you very much.

    Sr Ann Marie, I actually thought of Mother Teresa as I wrote this. What a dedicated nurse she was. Thank you and God Bless you.

  4. I think it is wonderful to honor our nurses, I only wish they didn't have to work 12 hours shifts, way to long.......:-) Hugs

  5. this was so touching, i loved the history that you provided on your post. nursing has to be such difficult work, a lifework that can go unnoticed until you need them and their expertise!

  6. Hi Bernie and Sheri, I wanted to be a ballerina LOL, but derive from a medical family and had no choice. However, it was good, Bless you both for stopping by. Hugs

  7. Nurses = Angels in uniform.

    Thank you for this wonderful post Crystal Mary.

    God bless.

  8. Happy Nurses' Week to you sister. God bless.

  9. You know what - I have been doing birthdays for awhile on my blog - it was just her birthday a couple of weeks ago. Welcome. Sandie


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