Nightingale Nurses

CareNational Celebrates National Nurses Week

The team here at CareNational is grateful for all the hard work and compassion demonstrated by all healthcare workers everywhere, every day. And while we work with both clinical and non-clinical professionals in health care services roles, since it is National Nurses Week we especially wanted to express our gratitude to all the wonderful nurses (LPNs/LVNs, RNs, and NPs) who work in our specialized niche of Medical Management, or Managed Care. In many ways our work here is its own reward, as we get to partner with nursing professionals looking to grow their careers in the fields of Case ManagementUtilization ManagementQuality Management, and Reimbursement Management.Did you ever wonder why National Nurses Week is not just a standing celebration on the second week of May? Instead it always starts on May 6th and always ends on May 12th – how come?

It’s because Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy on May 12th,1820. During the Crimean War (1853-1856) Ms. Nightingale organized a corps of nurses to care for soldiers, which began her foray into the world of medical care and treatment. Her contributions to nursing, nurse education, and to hospital reform were all significant achievements, particularly for a 19th century English woman. Known as “The Lady with the Lamp,” her work inspired both public support and royal recognition. On August 13th 1910, at the age of 90, she died peacefully in her sleep.

It might be daunting to be weighed against Florence Nightingale, but your dedication, commitment to service, and past experiences makes each of you a hero in our eyes.