National Nurses Week is May 6th – 12th 2023. To honor nurses, celebrate nurses, and recognize the nursing profession, Creative Health Care Management (CHCM) offers an array of speakers and topics to help an organization support National Nurses Week.
Are you looking for inspirational speakers for Nurses Week, a conference, retreat, celebration, or other event? Our team of dynamic speakers are here to help you educate, inspire, and celebrate your teams. We offer an array of topics that can be customized to meet your needs.
CHCM Supports National Nurses Week
CHCM offers speakers in person and virtually to show appreciation for nurses around the world on the first lines. We look forward to being a part of how you celebrate national nurses week. Here are some examples of topics that we speak on not only for nurses, but for all medical professionals:
Nursing / Organizational Excellence
- Creating a Culture of Excellence
- Professional Practice Models: From Paper to Practice
- Using Data to Drive Practice
- Discovering and Building on Our Best through Appreciative Inquiry
- Empowering the Leader Within You
- Principles of Leading an Empowered Organization
- Succession Planning Strategies
- How to develop a Nurse Manager Residency Program
- The Impact of the Pandemic on Leaders: A Pathway to Healing and Self-Care
- Best Practices in Shared Governance
- Business Case for Shared Governance
- Articulating the Outcomes of Shared Governance
- Using Shared Governance as a Post Covid Strategy
- Overview of Relationship-Based Care
- Relationship Based Care and the Impact of Relational Competencies
- Relationship Based Care and Teams
- Relationship-Based Care and the Magnet Journey
- Using Relationship-Based Care to Thrive in the Workplace
Team Building / Healthy Workplace
- Building and Promoting Healthy Teams
- Why Do they Do That: Using Myers-Briggs to Understand Team Differences
- Tips for Thriving in the Workplace
- Strategies for Strengthening Engagement and Creating a Self-Responsible Culture
- Life Lessons from the Dogs
- Accountability and Three Key Relationships
Celebrate Nursing / Self-Care
- Celebrating Nursing’s Past to Create Our Future
- Nursing: The Greatest Show on Earth
- Celebration, Restoration, and Self-Care
- Celebration, Restoration, and Reflection
What Exactly is National Nurses Week?
From May 6 through May 12 is Nurses Week. Did you know that the birthday of Florence Nightingale is May 12th?
Florence Nightingale who is considered the founder of modern nursing because she served as a manager and trainer of battlefield nurses during the Crimean War. Her knowledge and skills drastically reduced infections and saved many lives.
Essentially Florence Nightingale created the profession of nursing.
The first Nurses Week in the U.S. was held in 1954 from October 11 to 16 to honor the 100th anniversary of her fateful mission.
Nurses Week was created by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) as early as 1953 and has been celebrated regularly since 1965. In the United Kingdom, an annual service is held at Westminster Abbey by a “passing of the lamp” celebration. Australia has a Nurse of the Year award ceremony and distributes several other awards throughout the week.
The U.S. and Canada also observe RN Recognition Day, which falls on May 6.
In the United States, the first proclamation for National Nurses’ Week began from the hard work of Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Dorothy sent a proposal to then President Eisenhower in 1953 to create an official nurse day.
National Nurses Week was first established in 1954 by the American Nursing Association as a way of honoring all nurses. The week is also intended to raise awareness of nursing issues, such as the shortage of nurses in the United States and encourage people to pursue careers in nursing.
About 20 years later, President Nixon created a week in February 1974 to acknowledge the nursing profession.
National Nurses Week is a time for nurses to celebrate their achievements and the contributions they make to society.
Furthermore, nurses week is a nursing recognition event for previous or existing nursing workforce staff.
What is National Nurses Day?
The American Nurses Association created a National Nurses day called “National Recognition Day for Nurses” for every May 6th.
In 1982 President Ronald Regan proclaimed this day to honor and recognize nurses and their indispensable and ongoing commitment to patients, the community, and healthcare.
National Nurses Week and International Nurses Day are recognized by different countries to show appreciation for the contributions of all nursing communities. CHCM has a world wide presence with medical professionals around the globe. All avenues of healthcare utilize nurses.
If your healthcare organization, would like to book one of our nurse leaders for your National Nurses Week, please call us today.