A nurse alert system is a system installed next to a hospital bed that allows patients in health care set up to alert a nurse or other health care staff member remotely of their need for help. The display receivers are assembled at the nurse station while patients have call buttons with them. When they need to call the nurse they press the button to send signals. The receiver at the nurse station will notify the corresponding patient by flashing the number assigned to the patient’s bed. The nurse presses the cancel button after attending to the patient.