Week to commemorate nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale
Nursing week begins on today, May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who is recognized as one of the early pioneers of nursing in the western world.
Nightingale worked as a nurse during the Crimean War in the 1850s, and later started her nursing school at St. Thomas's Hospital in London.
It was the first secular nursing school in the world.
Nursing Week is a time to recognize the year-round dedication and achievements of nurses and to increase awareness of their contributions to the well-being of Canadians.
Representatives of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's Sudbury Chapter, the Ontario Nurses Association Local 2, and other nurses from the area will be present for the official proclamation Bryston's on the Park in Copper Cliff.