I hope that everyone enjoyed the nursing recognition days, weeks, and months of the first half of 2012 (see Celebrate Nursing 2012: Part 1). On to Part 2…

Vascular Nursing Week
June 10-16

National Time Out Day
June 13

35th Annual National Nursing Assistants Week
June 14-21

National Career Nursing Assistants Day
June 14

Healthcare Risk Management Week 2012
June 18-22

National Nurses in Staff Development Week
July 2-9

National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day 
September 8

Nephrology Nurses Week
September 9-15

National Clinical Nurse Specialist Week
September 1-7

Neonatal Nurses Day
September 15

National Gerontological Nurses Week
October 2-8

National Midwifery Week
October 7-13

Emergency Nurses Week 
October 7-13 (Emergency Nurses Day is October 10)

National Pediatric Nursing Week
October 9-15

National Case Management Week
October 14-20

Correctional Health Professionals Week 
October 21-27

International Orthopaedic Nurses Day
October 30

National Hospice/Palliative Care Month
November

Medical-Surgical Nurses Week
November 1-7

Forensic Nurses Week
November 12-16 

Perioperative Nurses Week and National Nurse Practitioner Week are usually held in November each year – I'll update dates and links when they are available. Please let me know of any that I am missing by leaving a commment~ thanks!