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National Certified Nurses Day

Certified Nurses Day is a day set aside to honor nurses throughout the world through national board certification in their specialty. In order to be a nurse in the United States people must be RN’s, meaning they must have a  registered nurse (RN) license, in order to practice. By being a Certified Nurse this affirms advanced knowledge, skill, and practice to meet the challenges of modern nursing. This holiday was inspired by Dr. Gretta Madden Styles, a pioneer in nursing certification.

When is National Certified Nurses Day

Annually on March 19th

Type of Holiday

Unofficial Holiday.

How to Celebrate National Certified Nurses Day

  • Invite all nurses to advance their career by choosing a certification.
  • Appreciate the certified nurses in your life and on your team with practical personal gifts that feature the Certified Nurses Day logo.
  • Have a special lunch for all the Certified Nurses.
  • Thank a nurse – they deserve it!

National Certified Nurses Day Facts/Trivia:

  • This holiday was inspired by Dr. Gretta Madden Styles, a pioneer in nursing certification.
  • As of 2017, the average wage for nurses who completed an RN diploma or associate’s degree program earned an average of $73,000 per year, while BSN nurses earned $79,000. Nurses who had earned a master’s degree averaged $87,000 per year, and those with a doctoral degree earned about $96,000 per year.
  • The 1st nursing school was established in India in 250 B.C.  Only men were allowed to attend the school because they were viewed as more “pure” than women.
  • Nurses are consistently named one of the most trusting professions.
  • Nurses walk on average 4 miles a day.
  • There are currently over 2.9 million nurses in the United States.
  • Only 3 of 5 nurses actually work in hospitals.

Celebrities Born on March 19th:

  • Wyatt Earp – Sheriff
  • Earl Warren – Supreme Court Justice
  • Irving Wallace – Author
  • Bruce Willis – actor
  • Abdullah bin Ali – Prince of Jordan
  • Clayton Kershaw – Baseball player
  • Glenn Close – Actress

 Popular Social Media Hashtags for National Certified Nurses Day

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Other interesting holidays celebrated in March include National Cereal Day, National Joe Day and National Potato Chip Day.

What’s your favorite holiday to celebrate in March?

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