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National Nurses Day & Week: May 6 & 6-12, 2019

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Presidential Proclamation 1974

According to the American Nurses Association, “In 1993, the American Nurses Association declared May 6-12 as the national week to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession.

National Nurses Week is a time for everyone – individuals, employers, other health care professionals, community leaders, and nurses – to recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s 4 million registered nurses. Each year, the celebration ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday.

“As of 1998, May 8 was designated 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 each year.”

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Source: 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. 

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Source: 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. 

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Note: Table B24124 shown above contains 526 rows. We have highlighted the six rows that have nurses, nurse or nursing in the list of detailed occupations.

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Note: Table B24020 shown above is modified to highlight the six rows that show both male and female “Registered nurses; Nurses, all other; and Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides” in the list of occupations. The table is cropped on the right. Click on the table to see all 303 rows, all states and Puerto Rico.

Source: Quarterly Services Survey (2004–2019).

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Source: Service Annual Survey (2013-2017).

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See NAICS 621 Ambulatory Health Care Services, NAICS 622 Hospitals, and NAICS 623 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities.

Source: 2016 County Business Patterns

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