NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE DAY – Wednesday of National Nurses Week

National School Nurse Day - Wednesday of National Nurses Week


National School Nurse Day is always the Wednesday of National Nurses Week, this is the day to honor all school nurses who care for the children in the schools every day.  HAPPY SCHOOL NURSE DAY!


Each year the American Nurses Association (ANA) chooses a theme to acknowledge the many services provided by nurses everywhere.   The National Nurses Week 2015 theme “Ethical Practice. Quality Care.” This theme recognizes the importance of ethics in nursing and acknowledges the strong commitment, compassion and care nurses display in their practice and profession. The theme is an important part of ANA’s 2015 Year of Ethics outreach to promote and advocate for the rights, health and safety of nurses and patients.  


On July 4, 1968, the National Education Association established the Department of School Nurses (DSN), an association dedicated to the advancement of school nursing practice and the health of school-age children.  Over the next few years, each state established its own school nurses association under the umbrella of the Department of School Nurses.  In 1974, President Ford proclaimed the fourth Wednesday in January as National School Nurse Day.  School nurses are now nationally recognized and celebrated for contributing to the health and well-being of the nation’s students.

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One Response to “NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE DAY – Wednesday of National Nurses Week”


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