Timely Benefits for Nurses on National Nurses Week

It’s National Nurses Week from May 6 to May 12 – and it comes amid an outpouring of goodwill and appreciation toward the nation’s frontline healthcare providers.

The holiday could not have come at a more appropriate time – this year commemorates what would have been the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, a British statistician who oversaw training of nurses during the Crimean War and in doing so established the modern nursing profession. Recently, USA Today published this article that outlines the discounts and corporate offers that are currently available for nurses. It’s corporate America’s way of honoring a noble profession, nursing, which is the backbone of the modern medical system.

Of course, no one embarks on a healthcare career merely for discounts or recognition. But for those of us who help prepare the next generation of nurses and healthcare professionals, it’s nice to know that society at large appreciates what our students do and the role you play in a healthy society, especially, like now, in time of crisis.

Interested in playing that important role? Click here for more information on the medical programs offered at Northwestern College!