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NATIONAL NURSES WEEK! “Nurses: A Voice to Lead.”

Updated: Jun 11, 2021


NATIONAL NURSES WEEK! “Nurses: A Voice to Lead.”, "We answer the call" poster


May 10-16, 2021: The National Nursing Week annual celebrations take place from the Monday to the Sunday of the same week as

Florence Nightingale’s Birthday, May 12



Gift ideas for nurses/student nurses from the CNA

  1. Medical Equipment: Stethoscopes and Blue Light Glasses.

  2. Memberships and Subscriptions.

  3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  4. Scrubs and Apparel.

  5. Nurse Recommended Shoes.

  6. Self Care: Massagers, Lotions, Gift Boxes.

  7. Nurse Appreciation Gifts For Staff - Bulk Orders.


“This global COVID-19 pandemic has shown the world the important role that nurses play in keeping people healthy across the lifespan,” said Annette Kennedy, ICN President. “While there has been significant disruption to healthcare, there has also been significant innovation that has improved access to care. In 2021, we will focus on the changes to and innovations in nursing and how this will ultimately shape the future of healthcare.”







Ideas for commemorating

  • Commemorate the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth by hosting a Zoom meeting to discuss her influence on nurses today.

  • On social media:

    • Share pictures and stories that create awareness about National Nursing Week.

    • Showcase and describe the diversity of your role, your team and your working environments.

    • Use #IKnowANurse to share stories of exceptional nurses, because everyone knows a nurse who has left a lasting impression!

    • Follow CNA on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube

  • Be personal: write thank-you notes as a sign of your appreciation for all that your nursing staff does for patients daily. Such gestures have become increasingly rare, so this simple act of recognition can make a profound difference in employee morale.


If you have a story to tell of how a nurse made a difference in your life, please share it below and inspire.

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