National Nurses Week is celebrated annually starting  May 6, which is also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

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 to recognize the vast contributions and positive impacts made every day by the 4 million registered nurses throughout American.

Osceola County is extremely blessed to have some of the most compassionate, highly educated and trained nurses available to provide excellent care to patients under their watch. St. Cloud Regional Medical Center has gone above and beyond to show its nurses how much they are appreciated by planning an activity or appreciation event every day this week.

On Monday, the St. Cloud Regional Medical Center held a lunch and/or dinner (for day and night shifts) provided by their Medical Staff. The meal was served to the nurses by the St. Cloud Regional Nurse Leaders and Administration. Tuesday, gift bags donated by the Women’s Advisory Council of SCRMC  and decorated by local school children were distributed.

St. Cloud Regional Medical Center has much more in store for their hard-working, dedicated, and passionate nurses including hand massages, mobile snack carts, fun photo booth opportunities, an ice cream sundae party and an awards ceremony!

Nurses consistently rank at the top of the country’s most trusted professionals. And this week, we celebrate them. Thank you to all of the nurses who work long hours, day in and day out, for taking care of us when we are sick, for your compassion, dedication, and commitment to providing the best care possible to your patients. You deserve a thank you every day of every week!