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Activities for Nurses Week

What is National Nurses Week?

National Nurses Week is a time to honor the contributions of nurses and recognize the important role they play in society. Our nurses are there for us in some of our most vulnerable times, and many nurses go above and beyond to provide the best quality care to their patients. It takes a special person to be able to reduce pain and increase comfort for another human during times of hurt, fear, and suffering.

National Nurse week is also an opportunity to promote nursing as a profession and raise awareness about the issues affecting nursing staff, nursing students, healthcare workers, patients, and their families.

The National Nurses Week Foundation was founded in 1982 by a group of nurse leaders who wanted to increase public awareness of the nursing profession.

In 1991, President George H.W. Bush signed a proclamation declaring National Nurses Week as May 6-12, 1991 as a way to honor America’s nurses for their dedication to providing quality care for people around the world.

How to Celebrate National Nurses Week

There are many ways to celebrate nurses week that encourage nurses to participate. Some nurses week activities include hosting an inspirational speaker, a nurse bingo game, nurse olympics, a community oriented event, a special recognition program, free food during a lunch break, and having a bulletin board with cards to show nurses love.

Nurses Week Ideas

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The American Nurses Association offers some great resources for any organization that is celebrating National Nurses Week. Nurses are the backbone of our healthcare system and we should celebrate them every day. Here are some ways to celebrate nurses week:

  • Give a card or flowers to a nurse you know
  • Volunteer at your local nursing home
  • Thank your nurse for all they do

Ways to Celebrate National Nurses Week

Below are some unique ways to honor and celebrate nurses all week long:

Decorate the Nurses Station

During national nurses week you can take some time to decorate the nurses station with their favorite things, pictures, balloons, candy, a handmade gift, special treat, or even a snack. This shows all your nurses how much you appreciate them and their hard work.

Nurses Week Gifts

A great way to show your appreciation to a nurse is by giving them a gift. You could give them gift cards or chocolate, but one of the best gifts you can give them is something they will use every day. Make sure your nurses are offered delicious treats all week long!

Some great nurses week gifts you can give are compression socks, a sleep mask, a certificate to get their car washed, or a nice pen or notepad. You could also get them a simple card that says thank you for all they do—recognition is so valuable.

Provide Favorite Food Nurses Like

Nurses spend hours a day taking care of others and many do not take the time to care for themselves. Nurses week is no time to be eating a bag of chips from the vending machine as lunch or dinner! having healthy food available for them to munch on during their day can make a huge difference. So many nurses

Surprise Nurses with a Party

We all love parties, and we know how much our busy caring nurses deserve one! You can choose to host an ice cream social, hot chocolate bar, or small get together in someone’s backyard with staff members and friends. Hosting themed activities during your party makes the event more lively and fun.

The Best Way to Write a Card for National Nurses Week

Another great gift to celebrate nurses week is with a thoughtful card. Cards can be a wonderful way of expressing gratitude to people who influence you. Just taking a minute or so to write down your feelings makes a powerful impression.

Use this list of phrases to get started on your card:

  • During National Nurse’s Week I want to express my gratitude.
  • Thank you for getting into nursing and making a difference in patient’s lives.
  • You are always appreciated.
  • Thanks so much!
  • I always respect your efforts and passions.

Find ways to let Nurses Relax and Recover

Of course we all know that nurses rock, but they also need to focus on their self-care! Offering moments where nurses can practice relaxation techniques, a place to rest, offering therapy dogs, or even just a break where they can choose what they would like to do, can make a huge difference in their day.

Have a Health Fair

In most health care settings, health nurses spend most of their day making sure that their patients are healthy. Take some time during National Nurses Week to make sure that all your nurses are in healthy place, as well.

Hold a health fair especially for your nurses. Offer free blood pressure screenings. Have relaxation stations with massages. Help your nurses relax after a long and tiresome day of work.

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Presentations for Nursing Staff and Healthcare Professionals

Creative Health Care Management offers nurses week inspirational presentations, small group dialogues, and virtual sessions that will reenergize your team.

We bring reality-based joy and healing that can be delivered in manners ranging from relaxing to humorous—whatever your team needs. Sessions can be delivered multiple times a day to support and honor more of your staff and boost morale.

CHCM Nurses Week Presentation Topics

  • Building and Promoting Healthy Teams
  • Tips for Thriving in the Workplace
  • Strategies for Strengthening Engagement and Creating a Self-Responsible Culture
  • Celebrating Nursing’s Past to Create Our Future
  • Nursing: The Greatest Show on Earth
  • Celebration, Restoration, and Self-Care
  • Celebration, Restoration, and Reflection
  • Hands that Heal-Hearts that Care: Reconnecting with your Joy, Meaning, and Purpose
  • Empowering the Leader Within You
  • Honoring our Shared Humanity

Learn More About Presentations for all Your Nursing Team

Our team of dynamic speakers is here to help you educate, inspire, and celebrate your teams. Contact us to customize your presentation to meet the needs of your audience and the organization.

National Nurses Week 2022

Nurses week begins Friday May 6 and ends Thursday May 12. The dates for national nurse week are always May 6 – 12, because May 12 was Florence Nightingale’s birthday. The first national nurses’ week occurred October 11-16, 1954 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s mission in the Crimea War.

National Nurses Week 2022

Nurses week begins Friday May 6 and ends Thursday May 12. The dates for national nurses week are always May 6 – 12, because May 12 was Florence Nightingale’s birthday. The first national nurses’ week occurred October 11-16, 1954, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s mission in the Crimea War.

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National Nurses Week 2022

Nurses week begins Friday May 6 and ends Thursday May 12. The dates for national nurses week are always May 6 – 12, because May 12 was Florence Nightingale’s birthday. The first national nurses’ week occurred October 11-16, 1954, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s mission in the Crimea War.

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The History of Nursing

The nursing profession dates back to the 1800s when Florence Nightingale was considered the founder of modern nursing.

Nightingale was one of the first nurses and she is also known as the “Lady with the Lamp” because she would walk through her hospital wards at night, tending to patients by candlelight.

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Nurse Facts

Nurses are responsible for a variety of relational and task-based practices that play a critical role in: providing medical care and emotional support to patients, preparing equipment for procedures, administering medications, taking vital signs, assessing wounds, injuries, or illnesses and educating patients about their condition. Theses are just a few nurse facts.

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Wellness for Nurses

The challenging conditions nurses face to improve health conditions globally can be exhausting and tiresome. These incredible challenges can cause fellow nurses to feel burnt out and overworked. It is important for nurses to focus on their relationship with oneself, practice self-care activities, and prioritize their wellness.