Mousey Monday – International Nurses Day


Happy Mousey Monday from Mousey to our Cache and Cookies readers! Today is International Nurses Day! This is a day to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions that nurses make to our society.

The International Council of Nurses has started the tradition of this day since 1965. Every year, the International Council of Nurses creates and distributes International Nurses’ Day kits that contain educational materials for use by nurses all over the world.

In the United States and Canada, National Nursing Week is celebrated each year from May 6 to May 12. The significance of May 12 is the birthday of Florence Nightingale. She is considered the founder of modern nursing.


Discovery Education has a 25 minute full video titled, Animated Hero Classics: Florence Nightingale, geared towards Grades K-5. The video teaches students who Florence was and her contributions to the field of nursing.


If you have students interested in the nursing field, Registered Nurses, a 5 minute video segment intended for Grades 9-12 details the role and career path for Registered Nurses.

We here at Discovery Education want to thank all the nurses around the world for all of the hard work that they do. Whether it is a school nurse at your school, a nurse at your local hospital or a nurse tending to those at war, their work is to keep us healthy and well. We hope that your students gain the same understanding and appreciation for our nurses. Please feel free to tweet us at @DESupportStars with #mouseymondays to share any thoughts or comments you have for our team!


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