The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife in honour of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.
To celebrate this momentous year, we will be celebrating with virtual initiatives not just during nursing week, but throughout the year. We encourage you to get involved.
National Nursing Week celebrates nurses and emphasizes the profession's accomplishments as a discipline. It is celebrated from May 11-17, from the Monday to the Sunday of Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12.
This year’s theme is A Voice Lead — Nursing the World to Health. The theme showcases how nurses are central to addressing a wide range of health challenges.