National Nurses’ Week starts on May 6 and goes until May 12, ending on Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale is seen as the founder of modern nursing, as she used her medical knowledge to manage and train nurses during the Crimean War. The DFL proudly honors all nurses during Nurses’ Week and beyond. We can all honor and thank nurses by getting vaccinated and staying healthy and advocating for the Essential Workers Emergency Leave Act.
The Essential Workers Emergency Leave Act (EWELA) ensures that frontline and essential workers during this pandemic can quarantine, care for a loved one with COVID-19, or care for a child who is distance learning or whose childcare provider is closed due to COVID-19, without financial burden. You can read more about it here.
If you, or someone you know, wants to share a story about your favorite nurse, you can participate in the My Favorite Nurse campaign here.