Happy National Nurses Week: May 2017!


We couldn’t be more thrilled to wish you all a very happy National Nurses Week!  National Nurses Week is celebrated each year from May 6th-12th to honor the most dedicated and caring group of people imaginable. As you know, sometimes being a nurse can be a thankless job. You have a certain special kind of magic, and not everyone sees the sacrifices you make to ensure that families and individuals are getting the attentive care they deserve, so we wanted to make sure you know how much we appreciate you by honoring and celebrating you this week!

Florence Nightingale Did you know that National Nurses Week was first celebrated in the 1950s? It was in October back then, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the mother of this amazing profession, Florence Nightingale, and her historic service in the Crimean War. Florence and her small but mighty team traveled to ensure safe and sanitary conditions for the wounded in infirmary care. Nurses Week actually didn’t become official until the 1990s, when its official dates were moved to the month of May, culminating on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. A birthday party and a celebration of nurses all in one?  Sounds pretty festive and fitting to us!


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The nursing profession requires truly special individuals to take on the many challenging tasks it presents. We want you to know we see you and appreciate you! We recognize the long hours you often have to spend away from your own families so you can be the family for a patient in need, or care for and support anxious and grieving families in need. We notice how meticulously and attentively you administer care, and reassure those who face uncertainty in regards to their health or the health of their loved ones.  You are the heroes of healthcare, and we are blown away by all that you do!

“They’re caretakers, educators, life savers and true heroes! I especially appreciate all of our Rock Star Travel Nurses who not only work incredibly hard, they’re some of the most caring people we know and have become amazing friends who make us laugh and smile every day!” ~ Nicole Zielasko, Director of Recruiting

Simply put, we think our RNs are Rock Stars!  And we appreciate how much you support us, too! It has been our honor to be recognized as one of the Top Travel Nursing Companies in the nation in both 2016 and 2017 by Travel Nursing Central.  Yes, it’s just one big love fest over here at Axis!

So, cheers to you, our amazing nurses!  We thank you for your dedication and service to this challenging and necessary profession, and we wish you a very happy National Nurses Week!

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