National Nurses Week – May 6-12, 2015


Everyone has had some kind of interaction with a nurse – starting from the day you were born!   In 1994, May 6-12 (May 12th is Florence Nightingale’s birthday) was officially designated National Nurses Week.  It is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on, and appreciate, the vital role that nurses play in our lives.  If the opportunity arises, please take the time to thank a nurse for all they do.

Nurses are popular in the literary world too.  The library has a great assortment of books and DVDs that feature nurses.


The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

My Name is Mary Sutter – Robin Oliveira

The Carousel – Richard Paul Evans

A Violet Season – Kathy Leonard Czepiel

The Life We Bury – Allen Eskins

Stella Bain – Anita Shreve

Bittersweet – Colleen McCullough

Never Change – Elizabeth Berg


The Secret Rescue – an untold story of American nurses and medics behind Nazi lines – Cate Lineberry

The Good Nurse – a true story of medicine, madness and murder – Charles Graeber

Nightingales: the extraordinary upbringing and curious life of Miss Florence Nightingale – Gillian Gill


Nurses – Marlene Targ Brill

Florence Nightingale – Demi

Clara and Davie – Patricia Polacco


Nurse Jackie

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Call The Midwife

China Beach


To see a complete listing of titles about nurses, click here.





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