National Nursing Week 2017

Nurses: A heartfelt thanks for all you do 



 National Nursing Week 2017 runs from May 8-14


May 8-14 will be the dates for National Nursing Week 2016, alongside International Nurses Day and Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12.

The Canadian Nurses Association theme, Nurses: With you every step of the way, emphasizes how important nurses are in our lives — at every age, in all health situations, for all Canadians.

With more than 406,000 regulated nurses in Canada, the largest of any health provider group, nurses are the backbone of our health system. This week, we recognize the profession for their dedication and commitment to making Canada a healthier nation.

Send your thanks to the nurses in your life by using the hashtag #NNW2016 on Twitter. Or visit to learn more about the many ways nurses are with Canadians every step of the way.

Visit the CNA website for more information:  National Nursing Week 2017

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