Celebrating Nurses Week 2018


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 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.