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Today is National Certified Nurses Day

Posted at 7:52 AM, Mar 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-19 11:00:08-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Today is National Certified Nurses Day.

These are nurses who continue their education to earn certifications in specific areas like nurse practitioner, pediatrics, medical-surgical and psychiatric.

There are, of course, many others.

The day started as a way to honor to Margretta Madeen Styles whose birthday was March 19, 1930.

She pioneered the study and practice of nursing around the country.