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National Nursing Week: May 6-12, 2013

National Nursing Week is Monday, May 6, to Sunday, May 12, 2013

The largest group of health-care professionals is in the spotlight next week. May 6-12, 2013, is National Nursing Week, culminating with International Nurses Day and Florence Nightingale’s birthday on Sunday.

“For this year’s National Nursing Week theme, the Canadian Nurses Association chose, Nursing: A Leading Force for Change,” said CNA president Barb Mildon. “Nurses lead change by building trusted relationships with patients and families. Nurses lead change by empowering patients to take control of their health and well-being. Nurses lead change because they are the connection between patients and the care they need. Nurses work with people and partner with them for best health.” Click here for audio quote [MP3, 314.1 KB].

Provincial and territorial nursing colleges or associations and many individual employers are marking the week with events. See a full list of CNA’s provincial and territorial members and their contact information.


National Nursing Week


Canadian nurses


Monday, May 6 to Sunday, May 12, 201


Across Canada

CNA is the national professional voice of registered nurses in Canada. A federation of 11 provincial and territorial nursing associations and colleges representing
nearly 150,000 registered nurses, CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.


For more information or interview requests, please contact:

Kate Headley, External Communications Coordinator
Canadian Nurses Association
Telephone: 613-237-2159, ext. 561 | 1-800-361-8404
Cell: 613-697-7507
E-mail: kheadley@cna-aiic.ca