International Nurses Week
International Nurses Week 2016
International Nurses Week falls every year on the 6th of May to the 12th of May and is fast approaching for 2016. The USA pride themselves on ensuring nurses receive the thanks they deserve every year.
The American Nurses Association supports and encourages National Nurses Week recognition programs through the state and district nurses associations, other specialty nursing organizations, educational facilities, and independent health care companies and institutions. For 2016 The American Nurses Association are celebrating the important role nurses play in health care. They are a hosting an International nurses week catalogue to purchase small gifts of thanks for nurses. They are also providing a free toolkit that comes with a "Thank You" card, certificate and more items ready to use at your disposal.
You can check out @nursesweek to see all the lovely words of gratitude to nurses!
Also The International Council of nurses is supporting the initiative Nurses: A Force for Change: Improving health systems' resilience for International Nurses Week 2016 and have provided a downloadable kit with guidelines and tips around this initiative to be promoted and used on International nurse’s week and indeed throughout the year in hospitals and healthcare facilities.
In Ireland we want to ensure that our nurses are recognized this International Nurses week 2016. To show our appreciation of the nursing profession in 2013 we launched our Celebrate Nurses campaign in support of International Nurses week. What started out as a small group of nurses coming together in our offices for an afternoon of appreciation turned into something much more.
Over the past 3 years we have been campaigning for Nurses to get the appreciation they deserve on International Nurses Week and indeed throughout the year. Our aim was to get 365 messages of thanks for our everyday heroes from those they have helped. Using the #CelebrateNurses we achieved our goal. We pride ourselves in helping nurses to get recognised for their hard work and especially helping to celebrate International Nurses Week in Ireland.
For 2016 Celebrate Nurses are offering packs to any healthcare facilities that want to get involved, with a letter of thanks to their Nurses and some goodies to get you started on your event, to receive a pack email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit our site celebratenurses.ie.
Or if you just want to get involved visit celebratenurses.ie to thank a nurse today and be sure to tweet your words of thanks on International nurses week using #celebratenurses