TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) -- If you have a nurse in your life, make sure to show them some extra love this week for National Nurses Week!
Sunday marks the beginning of Nurses Week, which wraps up on May 12 each year. May 12 marks Florence Nightingale's birthday. She is seen as the founder of modern nursing.
According to the American Nurses Association, Nurses Week was first celebrated in 1954 on the 100th anniversary of Nightingale's mission to Crimea. President Ronald Reagan later signed a proclamation to recognize May 6 as National Nurses Day.
Several businesses are offering deals to nurses this week to recognize the hard work they do.
PDQ: On May 8, nurses AND teachers can get 50 percent off their entire order with a valid ID.
Cinnabon: Participating locations offer nurses a free Cinnabon cinnamon roll during Nurses Week.
Easy Spirit Shoes: Nurses can get 30 percent off their order on EasySpirit.com using the code NURSESWEEK30 now through May 31.
Amazon: The online retailer is offering free nursing books for your Kindle.