Where did National Nurses Week come from?

May 02, 2014

Getting national recognition for nurses did not come easy. In 1953, Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a "Nurse Day".  The proclamation was never made. In 1954, 1955 and 1972 similar proposals were put before Congress and still no national recognition for nurses was passed.

In January 1974, May 12 was chosen to celebrate the day as it is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who is widely considered the founder of modern nursing. In 1990 the ANA Board of Directors expanded the recognition of nurses to a week-long celebration, declaring May 6 – 12, 1991, as National Nurses Week. 

As of 2003, the Wednesday within National Nurses Week, between 6 and 12 May, is National School Nurse Day.

 

Thank you for working tirelessly (day AND night) to save lives, provide comfort and teach us how to care for ourselves and the ones we love!

Like our Facebook page, Scrubs on the Run to see how we'll be celebrating nurses week!

 

 

 

 



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Sizing Charts

Finding the right size for your body is only half the battle. A correctly fitting garment not only keeps you looking professional, but also keeps you feeling comfortable for those long days at work. So take a deep breath and grab your tape measure.

How to take your measurements:

Chest: Exhale, then measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.

Waist: Keep the tape loose and measure around your natural waistline.

Length: We recommend Petites for women up to 5’4”, Regular length up to 5’6”, and Tall length for 5’7” and above/Regular for men up to 5’10”, and Tall length for 6’ and above.

Inseam: Measure from the crotch to the bottom of the leg.

Hip: Standing with your feet slightly apart, measure around the fullest part of your body.


"Lady" Fit   XXS   XS   S   M   L   XL   2X   3X   4X   5X
Ready-to-Wear   0   2-4   6-8   10-12   14-16   18-20   22-24   26-28   30-32   34-36
Bust   30-31   32-33   34-35   36-38   39-42   43-46   47-50   51-54   55-58   59-62
Waist   22-23   24-25   26-27   28-30   31-34   35-38   39-42   43-46   47-50   51-54
Hip   33-34   35-36   36-37   38-40   41-44   45-48   49-52   53-56   59-62   63-66
Inseam: Regular-31", Petite-28", Tall-33"
Unisex Fit   XXS   XS   S   M   L   XL   2X   3X   4X   5X
Chest/Bust   31-32   33-34   35-37   38-40   41-44   45-48   49-52   53-56   57-60   61-64
Waist   23-24   25-26   27-29   30-32   33-36   37-40   41-44   45-48   49-52   53-57
Hip   32-33   34-35   36-38   39-41   42-45   46-49   50-53   54-57   58-61   62-65
Inseam: Regular-31", Petite-28", Tall-33"
Men's Fit   XS   S   M   L   XL   2X   3X
Chest   33-35   36-38   39-41   42-45   46-49   50-53   54-57
Waist   24-26   27-29   30-32   33-36   37-40   41-44   45-48
Hip   33-35   36-38   39-41   42-45   46-49   50-53   54-57
Inseam: Regular-31", Tall-34"
Women's Fit   XXS   XS   S   M   L   XL   2X   3X   4X   5X
Ready-to-Wear   0   2-4   6-8   10-12   14-16   18-20   22-24   26-28   30-32   34-36
Bust   31-32   33-34   35-36   37-39   40-43   44-47   48-51   52-55   56-59   60-63
Waist   22-23   24-25   26-27   28-30   31-34   35-38   39-42   43-46   47-50   51-54
Hip   33-34   35-36   37-38   39-41   42-45   46-49   50-53   54-57   58-61   62-65
Inseam: Regular-31", Petite-28", Tall-33"
Unisex Fit   XXS   XS   S   M   L   XL   2X   3X   4X   5X
Chest/Bust   31-32   33-34   35-37   38-40   41-44   45-48   49-52   53-56   57-60   61-64
Waist   23-24   25-26   27-29   30-32   33-36   37-40   41-44   45-48   49-52   53-57
Hip   33-34   35-36   37-38   39-41   42-45   46-49   50-53   54-57   58-61   62-65
Inseam: Regular-31", Petite-28", Tall-33"
Plus Fit   1X   2X   3X   4X   5X
Ready-to-Wear   16-18   20-22   24-26   28-30   32-34
Bust   44-46   47-50   51-54   55-58   59-63
Waist   36-38   39-42   43-46   47-50   51-55
Hip   46-48   49-52   53-56   57-60   61-64
Inseam: Regular-31", Petite-28"
Easy Fit   XS   S   M   L   XL   2X   3X
Ready-to-Wear   2-4   6-8   10-12   14-16   18-20   22-24   26-28
Bust   32-34   35-37   38-40   41-43   44-47   48-51   52-56
Waist   24-25   26-28   29-31   32-34   35-38   39-42   43-46
Hip   34-36   37-39   40-42   43-45   46-49   50-53   54-58
Inseam: Regular-31", Petite-28", Tall-33"
WonderLAB Women's
Alpha   XXS XS S M L XL 2X 3X 4X 5X
Numeric   0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36
Bust   32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39-40 41-42 43-44 45-46 47-48 49-50 51-52 53-54 55-56 57-58 59-60 61-62
Waist   23 24 25 26 27-28 29-30 31-32 33-34 35-36 37-38 39-40 41-42 43-44 45-46 47-48 49-50 51-52 53-54 55-56
Hip   34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41-42 43-44 45-46 47-48 49-50 51-52 53-54 55-56 57-58 59-60 61-62 63-64
WonderLAB Men's
Alpha   XS S M L XL 2X 3X 4X 5X
Numeric   32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66
Chest   33 34 35 36 37 38 39-40 41-42 43-44 45-46 47-48 49-50 51-52 53-54 55-56 57-58 59-60 61-62
Waist   26 27 28 29 30 31-32 33-34 35-36 37-38 39-40 41-42 43-44 45-46 47-48 49-50 51-52 53-54 55-56
Hip   35 36 37 38 39 40 41-42 43-44 45-46 47-48 49-50 51-52 53-54 55-56 57-58 59-60 61-62 63-64