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National Nurses Week

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Nightingale laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment of her nursing school at St. Thomas' Hospital in London, England. At the time it was the first nursing school in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robb Lingley)

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Capt. Kristin Morgan, 21st Medical Group pediatric nurse practitioner administers care to a patient at the Family Health Center on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 8, 2018. Pediatric nurse practitioners specialize in the care of patients from birth to age 21 and provide services ranging from physical examinations to immunizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robb Lingley)

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - .Capt. Emma Pinkerton (Right), 21st Medical Group element chief, collects a sample from a patient at the Family Health Clinic on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 8, 2018. Air Force nurses provide care to ill and injured patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robb Lingley)

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