DID YOU KNOW: Nurses Week celebrated last week October
Nurses’ Week is observed every last week of October by virtue of Proclamation No. 539 signed on Oct. 17, 1958 by then President Carlos Garcia. The Philippine Nurses Association, through its predecessor the Filipino Nurses Association, was tasked to take charge of the observance of Nurses’ Week. In 1915, the practice of nursing in the country began to be regulated through the amendment of Act No. 310 or the Medical Law. In 1919, the First True Nursing Law or Act No. 2808 was passed which created the board examiners for nurses. The first nursing board examination took place in 1920. —Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
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