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Celebrating Nurses Week 2018

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By Matt Vera BSN, R.N.

Let’s start the celebration of the National Nurses Week 2018! A special week to recognize and honor the great contribution of nurses to society! Every year, starting from May 6 we celebrate National Nurses Week which culminates on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. On May 12th, the International Nurses Day (IND) is spearheaded by the International Council for Nurses (ICN) with their 2018 theme: “Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human Right.” National Student Nurses Day is celebrated on May 8th.

This article your portal to all Nurses Week 2018 activities:

Nurses Week Articles and Stories

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

Nurses Week Resources

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

  • American Nurses Association. This 2018, the ANA has chosen the theme “Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence”. Check out the resources, free webinars, and giveaways on their website.
  • International Council of Nurses. The ICN has chosen the theme: “Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human Right” for the International Nurses Day 2018. Check out their resource kit.


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.

Social Media Resources and Nursing Quotes

We have quotes about nursing you can share on social media too! Check these out:

Here are logos and social media resources you can use and share for the National Nurses Week 2018. Show your support and use them as your profile picture or share them on your social media accounts:

Freebies and Contest

Establishments and businesses are celebrating the Nurses Week 2018 by giving freebies or holding contests for our nurses:

  • American Nurse Today. Sign up and get a free six-month digital subscription of American Nurse Today and a chance to win a $100 gift card!
  • Cinnabon. During the week, nurses can get one free Cinnabon Classic Roll MiniBon Roll or a four-count BonBites when they show their badge at participating locations. Find a local Cinnabon near you.
  • Medical Solutions is celebrating nurses week 2018 with giveaways, contests, and freebies! Check them out!
  • PDQ. Just present your valid ID and get 50% off your total check.

[Updated as of May 12th. If you have activities for Nurses this week and would like to have it listed here, email us: hello@nurseslabs.com]

Matt Vera, a registered nurse since 2009, leverages his experiences as a former student struggling with complex nursing topics to help aspiring nurses as a full-time writer and editor for Nurseslabs, simplifying the learning process, breaking down complicated subjects, and finding innovative ways to assist students in reaching their full potential as future healthcare providers.

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