Celebrating Nurses

Learn more about a career in nursing and meet how nurses have played a role in the history of health.

"Certified Nurses Day occurs every March 19, the birthday of Dr. Margretta "Gretta" Madden Styles, RN, EdD, FAAN, one of the greatest leaders in the field of nursing certification." (source: nursingworld.org)

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday.


Sue Monk Kidd | A Literary Tour of South Carolina


Born in Georgia, Sue Monk Kidd graduated from Texas Christian University with a B.S. in nursing in 1970 and worked throughout her twenties as a Registered Nurse and nursing instructor. Best known for...
Coretta Scott King (1927-2006) | Road Trip
Coretta Scott King (1927-2006) | Road Trip


Eleven months after the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the eyes of the nation focused on Charleston, South Carolina, where a conflict developed over striking workers. On March 20, 1969 Mrs...
Ethel Stafford | S.C Voices: Lessons of Holocaust


Born in New York, Ethel Stafford graduated from nurses' training in 1944, went in the Army, and was transferred to Europe. She didn't know what was happening to Jews. The medical staff she was with...
Neonatal Nurse | Kids Work!


What is a Neonatal Nurse? Neonatal nursing is a specialty in the health care profession where nurses provide direct patient care to high-risk newborn babies. They access the patients' health problems...
Emergency Room | Eye Wonder


The Eye Wonder team learns what happens behind the scenes in the emergency room from the admissions process to how patients are cared for. A nurse explains what happens to a patient when he or she is...