National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12 (the birth date of famous nurse Florence Nightingale).
International Nurses Day is on May 12, 2012.
National School Nurse Day is celebrated on Wednesday, May 09, 2012 during National Nurse Week.
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Typical Nurses Day gift ideas include flowers, gift certificates, lunch or dinner, and gift baskets. If your nursing staff has a sense of humor, you can always bring a few laughs into your recognition ceremony with funny awards.