Nurse week begins Tuesday, May 6 and runs through Monday, May 12. You can find more information about the history of Nurses Week on TheNursingSite.com
There are a lot of events taking place to honor nurses. Texas Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson was the first nurse elected to Congress. Last week she introduced House Resolution 540 to recognize nurses and Nurses Week.
The American Nurses Association chose the theme Nurses Leading the Way……. and on Wednesday, May 7 at 1:00PM EDT the ANA is sponsoring a FREE webinar for nurses Transforming Healthcare Through Nursing Leadership. Nurses can earn 1 CEU free. Register now.
The Nerdy Nurse is sponsoring a Tweet Chat on Tuesday May 6 at 1:00 PM EDT about IT for nurses. Elizabeth Scala is hosting a 4-day online event The Art of Nursing to help nurses reconnect with their love for nursing. This begins on Tuesday, May 6 as well.
There are many many more events scheduled across the country throughout the week to Celebrate Nurses. Here’s just a few more I found on Google.
Here’s a terrific infographic about CPR from ACLSMedicalTraining.com. It has some great ideas such as music to perform CPR to which is a great idea for teaching this tool and remembering the timing in actual use.
In my own small effort I am offering a few give-aways in honor of Nurses Week as well. I have a STAT Gear stethoscope tape dispenser (in pink) and 4 BIC 4-color pens in honor of the 44th anniversary of this popular pen. I have 2 in the traditional black, blue, red and green and 2 in Fashion colors of pink, green, purple and blue.
I will also give away an autographed copy of one my books, The Everything New Nurse Book, 2nd edition. You can also purchase print-your own Nurses Week cards and a pattern for nurses hat on my home health website. And visit our Cafe Press store for customized items.
All you have to do to enter is to add a COMMENT below about the activities your employer is planning to celebrate nursing this week. Next week I will list the winners and you’ll have to contact me with your mailing address. Remember this is public internet posting and you never know who is viewing them. If you can’t comment, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Nurses Week!