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Celebrating Nurses in May!
The impact of nurses in health care is unparalleled, directly affecting the health and well-being of our society. Nurses are everywhere we live, work, play, learn, and worship, and in every health care setting providing care to millions of people. As an institution dedicated to preparing the next generation of nursing leaders, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing is proud to join our colleagues from across the country in celebrating the extraordinary innovations and contributions made by the nursing profession.
Nurses Week (May 6-12)
Each year, National Nurses Week recognizes nurses for the highly specialized knowledge, critical thinking skills, and compassion they bring every day. During the week, Wednesday is designated as National School Nurse Day and May 8 is National Student Nurses Day. The week culminates on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. The week-long celebration has expanded to the entire month of May and is an opportunity to celebrate and show gratitude for the tremendous care nurses provide to patients and families.
Each May, the American Nurses Association (ANA) hosts a month-long celebration of the nursing profession. The 2022 theme, Nurses Make a Difference, honors the varying roles of nurses and their positive impact on our lives. Nurses make a difference as trusted advocates who ensure individuals, families, and populations receive quality patient care and services. Nurses make a difference by influencing and shaping health policy decisions that ensure all Americans have access to high-quality, affordable health care coverage.
Celebrate Nurses Month by attending the ANA’s You Make a Difference – Live Virtual Event:
Wednesday, May 18
12 p.m. (CT)
Earn 4.0 CNE
The past few years have been difficult for health care workers. Now more than ever, let’s agree that the world can’t survive these trying times without nurses. Nurses like you make a difference day in and day out. The ANA wants to celebrate your commitment and shout out your stories on Wednesday, May 18. The free, virtual party and story jam will welcome thousands of nurses, friends, and colleagues.