In the USA National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

These permanent dates position National Nurses Week as an established nationally-recognized event. The American Nurses Association has designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse” with the theme of “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.”

National Nurses Week 2017 is all about celebrating nurses who lead the charge for health and wellness.

Show your support for U.S. nurses and the great work they do by sending a tweet or post of appreciation with the hashtag #nursesweek.