Celebrating Nurses Week 2017


It’s 2017 and it’s that time of the year again where we celebrate and honor the frontline providers of health care — nurses! Working tirelessly to meet the needs of their patients day and night, nurses are also healers, teachers, leaders, and patient advocates during the most trying times of our lives.

Every year from May 6 to May 12, we celebrate National Nurses Week. The event culminates at May 12 which is also in honor of the founder of modern nursing: Florence Nightingale. This article your portal to all Nurses Week 2017 activities:

Nurses Week Articles

Special articles for nurses during your week! Check these out:


Freebies and Contest

Establishments and businesses are celebrating the Nurses Week 2017 by giving freebies or holding contests for our nurses:

  • ANA Free Webinar this May 10th. American Nurses Association is going to have a free webinar entitled: “A Nurse’s Guide to Preventing Compassion Fatigue, Moral Distress, and Burnout.” Discover tools and strategies to infuse meaning, joy, and restoration into your practice and your life. Don’t miss this exclusive event!
  • Cinnabon. From May 6 to 12, participating Cinnabon bakeries will offer a choice of a free Cinnabon Classic Roll, MiniBon or a four-count of the new BonBites to nurses. Just present your medical ID badge!
  • Chick-fil-A. Free Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich for nurses who’ll present their valid nursing ID on Saturday, May 6th from 10:30 am to 10 pm. (Note: Some branches only.)
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). CUPE is giving away and iPad and several gift cards to lucky nurses.
  • Einstein Bro. Bagels. In celebration of National Nurses Week, Einstein Bros. Bagels wants to give nurses the “buzz” they deserve by offering all nurses an opportunity to try their new Espresso Buzz Bagel and Shmear which is rolling out on May 4th. Nurses may go to any participating location on May 11th in their scrubs, with their I.D. badge or other evidence showing they are a nurse to enjoy the boost.
  • FreshRN.com. Get a chance to win free books, a pack of Soothing Scents, and more by just joining this simple promo from FreshRN!
  • ScrubsMagazine. Coffee, Perfume and Scrubs! ScrubsMag is giving away a Ninja Coffee Bar, Tempting Perfume and a year’s worth of Careisma Scrubs! Join now!
  • KoiHappiness Scrubs. In honor of NUrses Week 2017, Koi Designer Scrubs is slashing 20% off its scrubs! Use the coupon code: “THANKS”. Promo is valid until May 14th.
  • PDQ. Get 50% off your entire order by showing a valid ID. Promo is on Tuesday, May 9th.
  • Medical Scrubs Mall. Get a WonderWink gift basket in this giveaway. Instructions on the link.
  • Tucktails. Check out their Instagram for the rules. Contest until Friday EST.
  • allnurses.com. Various contests to join! Get a chance to win one of their goodies for each day of the Nurses Week!
  • Cookies By George. Simply nominate a nurse who made an impact in your life and you can get a chance to win a large George Box for them and their coworkers!

Nurses Week Resources

Here are some Nurses Week resources (posters, social media posts, etc) you can use:

  • American Nurses Association. ANA has designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse.” Join us during National Nurses Week, May 6–12, as we explore this year’s theme, “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.” It’s all about celebrating nurses like you who lead the charge for health and wellness.
  • International Council of Nurses. This year, ICN has chosen the theme, Nurses: A Voice to Lead, Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for its International Nurses Day kit. This year’s campaign aims to give to all the chance to contribute at their own level and recognise the efforts they already make every day to achieve these goals.
  • We Love Our Nurses. From quizzes to a nursing party playlist, check out this website for various resources for Nurses Week 2017!
  • Nursing Center. Different National Nurses Week freebies.


Check out these scholarships:

  • Western Governors University (WGU). WGU is offering multiple $2000 scholarships and waiving the normal $65 application fee for nurses interested in furthering their education.
  • Medical Solutions. The Nurses of Tomorrow Scholarship Contest offers three $2,000 scholarships funded by Medical Solutions and their amazing Travel Nurses in honor of Nurses Week!

Social Media Content and Profile Pictures

Here are logos we have created for this year’s Nurses Week that you can use. Show your support and use them as your profile picture or share them in your social media account:

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[Updated as of May 11th]

Matt Vera is a registered nurse with a bachelor of science in nursing since 2009 and is currently working as a full-time writer and editor for Nurseslabs. During his time as a student, he knows how frustrating it is to cram on difficult nursing topics. Finding help online is nearly impossible. His situation drove his passion for helping student nurses by creating content and lectures that are easy to digest. Knowing how valuable nurses are in delivering quality healthcare but limited in number, he wants to educate and inspire nursing students. As a nurse educator since 2010, his goal in Nurseslabs is to simplify the learning process, break down complicated topics, help motivate learners, and look for unique ways of assisting students in mastering core nursing concepts effectively.