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Celebrate Nurses Week!
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Celebrate Nurses Week with AWHONN! Follow AWHONN using the hashtag #AWHONNInspires.

Join us on social media as we spend every day celebrating you and nurses’ contributions to healthcare.

 

Monday, May 7

This year’s theme is Nurses Week: Inspire, Innovate, and Influence. We want to hear from you! Go to social media and share with us a photo or a video telling us about the nurse who inspired you to become a nurse or a nurse who inspires you in your life now.

 

Tuesday, May 8

Thank a nurse! Leave a post saying thanks to a nurse who makes a difference in their patients’ lives.

 

Wednesday, May 9

Share your tips on staying healthy with your busy lifestyle. We’ll pick 5 of our favorites and send you an AWHONN water bottle as thanks.

Thursday, May 10

Throw Back Thursday! Post the earliest photo of you as a nurse. The photo with the most Facebook likes will receive a free membership or renewal.

 

Friday, May 11


AWHONN’s VP of Nursing, Elizabeth Rochin, has a special video on why nurses are important in our communities and what inspired her to become a nurse. Share your thoughts!

 

You can share your stories on any of our social media channels:

 

 




         

 

Did You Know?

  • The first National Nurses Week was celebrated from October 11-16, 1954, which marked the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s famous mission to the Crimea.
  • May 12th is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who is acknowledge as the founder of modern nursing. National Nurses Week was established to revolve around the day of her birth.
  • In 1982, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation that May 6th would be National Nurses Day.
  • The American Nurses Association (ANA) extended National Nurses Day to a week-long celebration in 1990 in the U.S. Since then, ANA has selected the theme for the week highlighting a particular aspect of nurses’ practice.
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