National Nurses Month

This year is different. We entered 2020 ready to celebrate it as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife and now nurses everywhere are on the frontlines facing the global pandemic of COVID-19. National Nurses Week, which is typically celebrated May 6 through May 12 each year, has been expanded to National Nurses Month. But what hasn’t changed is the impact and hard work of nurses everywhere. Our focus this month aligns with the themes of the American Nurses Association: self-care, recognition, professional development, and community engagement. This month, and always, we are proud of your work and proud to support you as you care for patients and demonstrate to the world the power of nurses.
 


 
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Nurses Month 2020 Blog Series:
Did you choose nursing or did nursing choose you?

Some say nursing is their calling; for others it is a choice. In either case, we all have different stories of how we joined this profession and the turns our careers have taken.

Here are some of those stories...
 



How do you prioritize self-care? As nurses, we are often at the bottom of our own to-do lists. This week, focus on one aspect of self-care to focus on and start with one small step. Follow our tips to help get you started.  

Blog Posts

CE Collections
  • Nurses' Secondary Post-Traumatic Stress - Nurses often need to be reminded of the importance of self-care, especially when personally affected by a traumatic experience, as caregivers to others affected, or both. Here are resources to manage secondary traumatic stress and promote resiliency. Read the articles for free or earn 8.5 contact hours for $24.99.

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We work in so many different settings and within so many different specialty areas. All the work we do impacts patients, families, communities, and beyond. This week, as we raise the visibility of our profession, let’s educate those around us about our diverse roles and areas of focus.

Blog Posts
  • Recognition Lippincott Solutions Calling the Shots, 5/15/2020

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Answer our Facebook question this week!


This week’s focus is on your career journey and professional development. Your knowledge and skills as a nurse make you a leader, no matter your role.

Blog Posts Podcasts  Answer our Facebook question this week!  

As nurses, we have a responsibility to keep our communities healthy and informed. By engaging with our community members, we can also lift our profile as a profession and encourage future nurses.

Video Blog Posts Podcast Answer our Facebook question this week!  
Past Nurses Week Blog Series

4 Million Reasons to Celebrate (2019 Nurses Week)
Nurses Inspire, Innovate, and Influence (2018 Nurses Week)
Balancing Mind, Body, and Spirit: Blog Series (2017 Nurses Week)
Creating a Culture of Safety Blog Series (2016 Nurses Week)
Ethics in Nursing Blog Series (2015 Nurses Week)
Nurses Who Led the Way (2014 Nurses Week)