Archive for April, 2012


Five Questions and Answers About Nurses Day

To understand the who, what, and why of Nurses Day on May 6th in the U.S.  (Nurses Week is held annually May 6-12), we need to start with Florence Nightingale. “It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm.” —–Florence Nightingale , the “Lady with the Lamp” Briefly, Englishwoman Florence Nightingale was a volunteer nurse with the British Army during the Crimean War in the 1850s. Nightingale campaigned on behalf of better care and conditions for the men, and better sanitation and nutrition, and established the foundation of professional nursing with her nursing school in Click to Read more…

Five Firsts For Tax Day

It’s mid-April, and we all know what that means, don’t we? “I’m proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money.” —–Arthur Godfrey For Americans, Tax Day isn’t exactly a holiday. It falls annually on April 15, the deadline to file U.S. federal income tax returns. When the date falls on a weekend (like this year) or an official federal holiday, the deadline is extended to the next business day. Which means in 2012, tax returns are due on April 17th. To cheer you up while you wrestle with the forms and figures – it’s estimated Click to Read more…

Admin Professionals Day

What happens on the fourth Wednesday in April every year? Administrative Professionals Day! The unofficial holiday is observed by approximately 70% of businesses world-wide as a time to honor admin professionals, admin support, and office workers for their contributions to the workplace. No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. —Author Unknown What do you know about Admin Professionals Day? Here are some Fun Facts about this holiday… FACT: The holiday was created by Harry F. Klemfuss, a New York publicist, who handled the Dictaphone Corporation account for the Young & Rubicam advertising agency. He wanted Click to Read more…