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Join Us in Celebrating National Nurses Week 2016

In honor of National Nurses Week 2016, Specialdocs salutes the many nurses who tirelessly work to assist physicians across the country.

A bit of history about the observance: May 6, 1978, was declared the first Nurses Day by New Jersey Governor Brendon Byrne to recognize nurses in his state. Several attempts to establish a national observance for the profession were not successful until 1982 when the United States Congress and President Ronald Reagan established May 6 as “National Recognition Day for Nurses.” Expanding to a weeklong celebration, the American Nurses Association Board of Directors designated May 6-12 (May 12 is Florence Nightingale’s birthday) as “National Nurses Week” beginning in 1994  (

Physicians, how are you honoring your valued nurses this week? Share your celebrations with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. We’d love to hear from you.

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