The International Council of Nurses (ICN) in 1972 decided that the historic Florence Nightingale’s birthday (May 12th) be recognized as International Nurses Day. Today we in Canada recognize the whole second week in May to be National Nursing Week. Every day the hard work of nurses leaves a lasting impact on both individuals directly receiving care, and on communities as a whole. Which is why this week is so incredibly important, the nurses here at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital work hard to deliver the highest quality of care possible and deserve recognition for it.
This year’s theme for the week is Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Health for All. The theme is meant to showcase the idea that all nurses have their own unique story that allows them to improve healthcare and impact their community in such a way that the standard of health is as high as possible.
So, this National Nursing Week, and throughout the entire year, be sure to thank the nurses you may know, and come to know, and tell them how appreciated the incredible work they do is.
To learn more about the National Nursing Week, or about Canadian nurses, click here or follow Canadian Nursing Association (CAN) on social media.