National Nursing Week 2018

National Nursing Week returns in 2018 for the week beginning May 6. Does your workplace have any plans to celebrate? There is an excellent online toolkit packed with resources to help you make the most of your celebration. Do you know there are 3.6 million registered nurses in the United States? This beautiful quote by Ariel Jacoby sums up our sentiments with eloquence:

“Becoming a nurse is one of the most selfless acts a person can undertake. In a society of so many different races, cultures, customs, and beliefs, nurses are a universal gift to all, and the dedicated work that they do and kindness they deliver on a daily basis should serve as a reminder of the fundamental humanity inside us all. “

The American Nursing Association (ANA) has proudly supported the nursing profession since 1896.  National Nurses Day celebrations are held all over the United States, always on May 6, to honor and appreciate the work of nurses.

This year’s theme is “Nurses: Inspire, Innovate and Influence.” The ANA developed this logo to celebrate and recognize nurses working in all the diverse fields across the healthcare profession.

Special Online Event for Nurses

The ANA is hosting a special webinar entitled, “Emerging Technology and Its Impact on Nursing Practice.” Join nurses across the country at this live webinar:

  • Date: May 9, 2018
  • Time: 1:00pm ET

Registration closes May 8, 2018 at 7:00pm ET. Here is the direct link so you don’t miss this great opportunity.


History of National Nursing Week

The final day of National Nurses Week traditionally falls on May 12. That’s the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the English nurse most famous for her working dreaming the Crimean War (1853-1856) where she would famously make rounds a night with a lamp. She lived from 1820 until 1910 and is known to many as the founder of modern nursing.

The permanent dates of National Nurses Week highlight the esteem in which we hold our nurses. This is an established and recognized event and NHS Solutions wants to join with grateful patients across the United States to say THANK YOU for all you do!

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