Nurses Week is May 6th-12th!

Nurses Week

Thank you Nurses of the CSRA!! We appreciate your time, dedication and compassion for our community! You are appreciated more than you know!

Scrubs of Evans is kicking off NURSES WEEK 2022 starting May 6th-12th, and we have a lot going on just for you!!! 🎉 You won’t want to miss your chance to win free scrub sets daily, gift cards, badge reels, compression socks, and lots more so please read below.

We Want to Celebrate Nurses & Have Lots of Ways For You to Win:

With so many prizes, contests, and giveaways happening in-store & on our social channels for Nurses Week, we wanted to give you an easy to find place to see all the contests & prizes.

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See All Contest Details Below & Enter to Win!

✨ 3 Lucky Nurses Will Win a Free Set of Scrubs from Any Barco Collection! ✨

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Nurses Harper Pant Rose Splash
Barco One Wellness

In honor of Nurses Week, we want to celebrate our favorite nurses!

Complete the entry form below for your chance to Win 1 of 3 Free Sets of Premium Scrubs from our Barco One Wellness, Grey’s Anatomy Spandex-Stretch, or Skechers by Barco collections. ✨ That’s Right, 3 Winners! ✨

Winners Announced Thursday, May 12th at 8pm via text message.


Best of luck!💗

Complete Entry Form Below
Winners Announced Via Text Message May 12th @ 8pm



This year we are celebrating Nurses Week with a very exciting raffle for you to participate in from Barco Uniforms & valued over $200! You could WIN THE ULTIMATE WELLNESS PACKAGE!

How to Enter:

  1. Simple. Stop into the Store & Let Our Staff Know You’d Like to Submit An Entry
  2. Random winner drawing will be announced May 12th at 8pm! Good Luck! 💗

National Nurses Week History

National Nurses WeekNational Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year.

The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896. Each of ANA’s state and territorial nurses associations promotes the nursing profession at the state and regional levels. Each conducts celebrations on these dates to recognize the contributions that nurses and nursing make to the community.

The ANA supports and encourages National Nurses Week recognition programs through the state and district nurses associations, other specialty nursing organizations, educational facilities, and independent health care companies and institutions.

A Brief History of Nurses Week

Nurses Week History


1953 Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a “Nurse Day” in October of the following year. The proclamation was never made.


1954 National Nurse Week was observed from October 11 – 16. The year of the observance marked the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s mission to Crimea. Representative Frances P. Bolton sponsored the bill for a nurse week. Apparently, a bill for a National Nurse Week was introduced in the 1955 Congress, but no action was taken. Congress discontinued its practice of joint resolutions for national weeks of various kinds.


1972 Again a resolution was presented by the House of Representatives for the President to proclaim “National Registered Nurse Day.” It did not occur.


1974 In January of that year, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) proclaimed that May 12 would be “International Nurse Day.” (May 12 is the birthday of Florence Nightingale.) Since 1965, the ICN has celebrated “International Nurse Day.”


1974 In February of that year, a week was designated by the White House as National Nurse Week, and President Nixon issued a proclamation.


1978 New Jersey Governor Brendon Byrne declared May 6 as “Nurses Day.” Edward Scanlan, of Red Bank, N.J., took up the cause to perpetuate the recognition of nurses in his state. Mr. Scanlan had this date listed in Chase’s Calendar of Annual Events. He promoted the celebration on his own.


1981 ANA, along with various nursing organizations, rallied to support a resolution initiated by nurses in New Mexico, through their Congressman, Manuel Lujan, to have May 6, 1982, established as “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”


1982 In February, the ANA Board of Directors formally acknowledged May 6, 1982 as “National Nurses Day.” The action affirmed a joint resolution of the United States Congress designating May 6 as “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”


1982 President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation on March 25, proclaiming “National Recognition Day for Nurses” to be May 6, 1982.


1990 The ANA Board of Directors expanded the recognition of nurses to a week-long celebration, declaring May 6 – 12, 1991, as National Nurses Week.


1993 The ANA Board of Directors designated May 6 – 12 as permanent dates to observe National Nurses Week in 1994 and in all subsequent years.


1996 The ANA initiated “National RN Recognition Day” on May 6, 1996, to honor the nation’s indispensable registered nurses for their tireless commitment 365 days a year. The ANA encourages its state and territorial nurses associations and other organizations to acknowledge May 6, 1996 as “National RN Recognition Day.”


1997 The ANA Board of Directors, at the request of the National Student Nurses Association, designated May 8 as National Student Nurses Day.

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Scrubs of Evans is so excited to celebrate all of our local nurses, and nursing students and we can’t wait to serve you at our store! Come see us!

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