National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. This week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which registered nurses work to improve health care.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) has declared 2017 to be The Year of the Healthy Nurse. In keeping with this focus on improving the health of our nation’s nurses, the theme for National Nurses Week 2017 is Nursing: The Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.
In honor of National Nurses Week, ANA is hosting a free webinar entitled A Nurse's Guide to Preventing Compassion Fatigue, Moral Distress, and Burnout on Wednesday, May 10, at 1 pm EDT.