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Celebrating Nurses Week 2023

The School of Nursing often celebrates its extraordinary nurses because at the core of every Bronco Nurse is a heart of compassion and service. This Nurses Week, the school celebrates nurses serving in everyday capacities and making a difference in the community.

From delivering care in a helicopter to supporting elderly widows, here’s a snapshot of Bronco Nurses serving Idaho.

Faith community nursing

Marilyn O'Mallon

Life Flight nursing

Jamie Hutt

Mentoring refugees

Marla Craft

The history of Nurses Week

In 1990, the American Nurses Association declared May 6-12, 1991, as the first National Nurses Week. We celebrate nurses these days every year, bookended by two days of special recognition.

May 6

In 1982, Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation affirming a joint resolution of the United States Congress designated May 6 as “National Recognition Day for Nurses”.

May 12

In 1974, the International Council of Nurses declared May 12 as International Nurses Day in honor of Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale is known as the founder of modern nursing.