Dates and theme
National Nursing Week is May 6-12, 2024, and this year’s theme is Changing Lives. Shaping Tomorrow.
The theme recognizes the contributions of the tremendous impact that nurses have on individuals, communities, and the future of health care. We hope you embrace it as you show your support for Canada’s nurses this year.
Let’s break down the elements of the theme:
- Changing Lives:
- Patient impact: Nurses play a crucial role in directly impacting the lives of patients. Through their care, compassion and expertise, they contribute to positive changes in the health and well-being of individuals.
- Advocacy: Nurses often advocate for their patients, ensuring they receive the best possible care and support. This advocacy can bring about transformative changes in people’s lives.
- Shaping Tomorrow:
- Innovation: Nurses are at the forefront of health-care innovation, contributing to advancements in treatments, technologies and patient care practices. Their commitment to learning and adapting helps shape the future of health care.
- Educational influence: Nurses, as educators, have a significant impact on shaping the next generation of health-care professionals. Their knowledge and mentorship influence the future of the nursing profession.
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We look forward to celebrating National Nursing Week (May 6-12), Indigenous Nurses Day (May 6), and International Nurses Day (May 12) with you all!
Exciting updates, event posters, and the incredible lineup for National Nursing Week are on the way! Check back here for the latest updates — because celebrating nurses deserves to be nothing short of extraordinary!