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Celebrate Nursing Week 2019

Every day, Ontario’s nurses work for the well-being of Canadians. This week, we take time to acknowledge and commend all that nurses do by celebrating Nursing Week.

To the 182,000 Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses and Nurse Practitioners in Ontario who dedicate themselves to the well-being of patients, we commend and thank you. 

“During Nursing Week, we celebrate the contribution that nursing expertise and compassion makes in meeting the changing needs of patients and families,” says Anne Coghlan, Executive Director and CEO of CNO.

This year, Nursing Week runs from Monday, May 6 to Sunday, May 12. Since 1985, Nursing Week has coincided with Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12. One of the world’s most famous nurses, Nightingale helped to make nursing an evidence-based profession.

Learn more about how CNO and nurses work together to ensure safe patient care at www.cno.org/safe-nursing-care

Page last reviewed May 06, 2019