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National Nurses Week

Nurses Leading the Way in Primary Care

Nurses are the first line of defense in the prevention of illness and injury. They champion and promote the health of our nation.

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the Birthday of Florence Nightingale, who is widely recognized as the founder of modern nursing.

This year we recognize nurses as healthcare leaders and trusted advisers on health issues, thank nurses for their critical role in implementing the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid expansion, and look ahead to how nurses will continue to improve patient outcomes in the ever-evolving field of primary care.