National Nurses Week 2014


Nurses are at the forefront of our healthcare system, so it's only fitting this year's theme is Nurses Leading the Way. In recognition of this theme, NursingCenter is featuring "A Nurse Who Led the Way" each day, including Clara Barton, Walt Whitman, and Mary Ezra Mahoney, to name a few. You're also be able to discover current "Nurses On the Move" in our new blog feature, which showcases nurses who go above and beyond in their profession all year long.

Throughout National Nurses Week, we will have giveaways, including free and discounted nursing articles and continuing education activities, a free webinar, word search puzzle, and a video/image submission contest featuring everyday nurses who are leading the way.

We hope you had a wonderful Nurses' Week!

Nurses Who Led the Way

Every day, we featured a different nurse who has made his/her mark on the nursing profession.

 Clara Barton  Walt Whitman 
 Mary Todd Lincoln   Sarah Emma Edmonds
 Mary Eliza Mahoney  Virginia Avenel Henderson
 Loretta C. Ford  Florence Nightingale


Excerpt from Leading From Where You Are: Creating a Culture that Inspires

Listen in on this excerpt from the Nursing2013 Symposium presentation, Leading From Where You Are:  Creating a Culture that Inspires, by Jeff Doucette, DNP, RN, CEN, FACHE, NEA-BC, Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, Mary Immaculate Hospital. Mr. Doucette’s inspirational words remind us that leadership is part of our role as nurses, whether we work at the bedside or in the boardroom. 
Listen now... (5 min,49 sec)

Good Reads

Check out some of these free articles from our journals:

Just for fun!

We hope you have some fun with this word search puzzle of terms related to leadership in nursing. The unused letters will spell out a message, so look closely! Good luck!

Nurses On the Move

  We celebrate nurses all year round in our blog feature, Nurses On the Move. We feature special nurses who are doing great things within the profession and within the healthcare industry as a whole. Do you know the perfect candidate for Nurses On the Move? Email your submissions to

Check out Nurses on the Move Part 1 and Part 2.

More things to check out during National Nurses Week:

* Free Access to International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare
Ovid thinks nurses deserve more than just a week!  They're offering complimentary access to International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare for the entire month of May! Visit Ovid's site for more details...

* American Nurse Project Film
Opening May 8th, 2014