National Nursing Week in Canada
National Nursing Week in Canada is held on May 6. Held from Monday to Sunday of the same week in which the date May 12 is located. This event in the first decade of the month May is annual. Help us
The National Nursing Week annual celebrations take place from the Monday to the Sunday of the same week as Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12. The week draws attention to nurses, increasing the awareness of the public, policy-makers and governments of the many contributions of nursing to the well-being of Canadians.
The theme 2022 year is #WeAnswerTheCall and was developed by CNA to showcase the many roles that nurses play in a patient’s health-care journey. The pandemic brought to light the courage and commitment that nurses work under every day and showed the important role that nurses play in the community.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Cartoonists Day on May 5 (They were the favorite part of the morning paper for many of us growing up);
Orthotist and Prosthetist Day in El Salvador on May 5 (Día del ortesista y protesista);
International Handwashing Day on May 5 (since 2009, when the WHO Patient Safety Program launched a new initiative called Save Lives: Wash Hands);
National Meeting Planners Day in US on May 6 (Happens yearly on Monday of the 1st full week of May);
Teacher Appreciation Week in USA on May 6 (Begins on the first Monday of May);
Mental Health Week in Canada on May 6 (Held in the first full week of May);
Sun Awareness Week in Canada on May 6 (Held from the first Monday in May);
National Air Quality Awareness Week in USA on May 6 (Starts on the first Monday in May);