Nurses enjoy National Nurses Week

Events celebrate the work nurses do

Tracy Lehr, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Reporter, tracy@keyt.com
POSTED: 06:25 PM PDT May 08, 2013    UPDATED: 09:23 AM PDT May 09, 2013 
Medical Nurse
OXNARD, Calif. -

It's National Nurses Week.

The week, full of special events to honor nurses, runs through May 12, which happens to be Florence Nightingale's birthday.  Nightingale is considered the founder of modern nursing.

The Magnolia Family Clinic in Oxnard held a catered luncheon for nurses today.

Debra Shay called nurses the backbone of hospitals and clinics.

Doctors shouldn't feel left out.

They were honored with their own week in March.