National Nurses Week 2013

National Nurses Week 2013

Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care

May 6th – May 12th


What is Nurses Week?

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year; it is also National Student Nurses Day!


Get Involved with Nursing Week:

National Nurses Week Webinar:  “Innovation in Nursing Practice: Are You Leading the Charge?” Thursday, May 9 – 1-2 pm:


Safe Staffing Saves Lives Campaign: The average age of a certified practicing nurse in the US is 47, and only 14.5% of nurses working today received their certification after 2003. Help save lives and promote the nursing profession by supporting the Safe Staffing Saves Lives Campaign this Nurses Week:


National Nurses Week Resources (brochure and promotional items):



A Look Back at 10 Famous Nurses in History:


Celebrate being a nurse with these fun nursing week activities:

  • Share a free NNW e-card with your fellow nurses:


  • Share some videos:

Ridiculous Nurses Week music video:


Wonderful video on being a nurse:


A world without nurses:


  • 9 Fun Ways You Can Get Your Workplace Involved in Nurse Week:



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