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National School Nurse Day is expression of recognition for school doctors who comfort, reassure, make important decisions, care for the health of every child. Congratulate and thank your child’s school nurse this day. She deserves it.


For the first time in a comprehensive school, a nurse began to work in 1873 in Brussels. Then city-wide school verifications were organized there. In New York, the first vacancy for a school nurse appeared in 1902. Post was taken by Lina Rogers. Thanks to her, infectious diseases level in the city has decreased.

National School Nurse Day was proclaimed in 1974. This event was preceded by the Department of School Nurses creation in 1968. With the proclamation of National holiday, the National Education Association and other organizations expressed recognition of school doctors’ work and called on all citizens to thank them for great work and well-being of children.

How to celebrate

The main goal is showing respect and gratitude to school nurses. Conferences, exhibitions, holiday concerts are organized in schools. Children and their parents also take part in the congratulations, presenting small gifts and saying words of gratitude to their beloved school nurse.

When is National School Nurse Day celebrated in 2022?

National School Nurse Day is observed on the Wednesday during National Nurses Week in May each year.