SILVER SPRING, MD – Honoring our nation’s nurse heroes is more profoundly significant than the American Nurses Association (ANA) anticipated when we extended the traditional National Nurses Week to a month of recognition in May. The COVID-19 pandemic quickly shifted the focus from the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, but now more than ever we must support and recognize nurses who work with courage and compassion and under extremely challenging circumstances.
- WEEK 1 SELF-CARE (May 1–9): Use this week to focus on yours’ and your colleagues’ mental health and physical well-being.
- WEEK 2 RECOGNITION (MAY 10–16): Now more than ever, it is important to raise the visibility of the critical work nurses do by honoring nurse heroes, innovators and leaders.
- WEEK 3 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (MAY 17–23): Nurses’ stories are educational, inspirational and healing. Effective storytelling is a vital skill. Learn how to find your storytelling voice. Sign up for the free webinar “Magnifying Your Voice – Use Storytelling to Advance Nursing.”
- WEEK 4 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (MAY 24–31): Help promote nurses’ invaluable contributions by engaging virtually with your community, educating them on what nurses do, and encouraging support current and future nurses.
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