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National Nurses Week
National Nurses Week celebrates nurses and their role in society. The week also helps to raise awareness about nursing as a possible career choice and also to educate the public about the kind of work nurses are involved in.
To coincide with Florence Nightingale's birthday (12th of May), National Nurses Week begins on the 6th of May and finishes on the 12th of May each year. National Student Nurses Week also coincides with National Student Nurses Day which is on the 8th of May each year.
The week celebrates the legacy of Florence Nightingale, a nurse who became famous for treating wounded soldiers during the Crimean war, and for her work in establishing nursing as a profession in its own right. Florence was affectionately known as 'The Lady With The Lamp' as she made a lot of her ward rounds at night whilst carrying a lamp.
Florence Nightingale founded a nursing school in 1860, providing the first type of professional nursing establishment in the world.
CELEBRATE NURSES with a Good Book!
Celebrate nurses with a book from the NPC Library.
Celebrating Nurses by
Call Number: RT31 .H35 2010
Publication Date: 2010-04-01
Call Number: Q130.S93 2015
Publication Date: 2015-04-07
I Wasn't Strong Like This When I Started Out by
Call Number: RT34 .I15 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-09
Nursing, the Finest Art by
Call Number: RT31 .D66 2011
Publication Date: 2010-03-12
Veiled Warriors by
Call Number: D628 .H35 2014
Publication Date: 2014-10-28
The Wonder by
Call Number: PR 6054.O547 W67 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-20
Hired to care for a small Irish village girl said to have miraculously survived on nother but "manna from heaven", a journalist and nurse veteran of Florence Nightingale's Crimean campaign quickly finds herself fighting to save the child's life.
Florence Nightingale: Nursing Icon
Florence Nightingale, Feminist by
Call Number: RT37 .N5 C76 2013
Publication Date: 2013-02-25
"This is the first biography told from a post-feminist perspective, about one of the world's most famous women. Born into Victorian Britain's elite, a brilliant, magnetic teenager decided to devote her life to becoming a nurse. By creating a career for women that empowered them with economic independence, Florence Nightingale stands among the founders of modern feminism"-
Florence Nightingale at First Hand by
Call Number: RT37 .N5 M33 2009
Publication Date: 2010-03-17
Celebrate Nurses with books from the NPC Library Collection!
Check out a print book or download an ebook to read online.