May 8-14: #YESThisIsNursing
The National Nursing Week theme for 2017 and 2018 is: #YESThisIsNursing.
Congratulations to Alliah Over, RN, MN, of Newmarket, Ontario, who wins the $200 theme contest prize. Her suggestion — presented as a social media hashtag — was selected from among nearly 300 submissions by nurses, students and other Canadians. Alliah is a public health nurse in the Regional Municipality of York’s healthy living division.
Here is how she described the inspiration for her submission:
Nursing roles are evolving at an exponential rate, particularly with the influence of technology and the expansion of digital technologies. We can leverage social media to raise awareness, promote advocacy and connect people across the globe on important issues. For me, this theme speaks to the expanding traditional and non-traditional roles, settings and sectors nurses work in as well as the unique opportunities for our profession presented by social media and emerging tech trends.
We’ll soon be creating a National Nursing Week poster highlighting this new theme, which will be free to download for e-mailing to colleagues or printing and hanging in your workplace.