April 2019

Celebrate Nursing Week

Every day, you provide Ontarians with safe nursing care. You work together with your fellow health care professionals for the well-being of the people of Ontario. This May, we want to take a moment to celebrate you and all you do to ensure the public receives safe care.

Nursing Week is a time to acknowledge and commend nurses for their dedication and contributions to the well-being of Canadians. It’s celebrated with many events across the country. This year it runs from Monday, May 6 to Sunday, May 12, 2019.

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

“The clinical judgment that nurses use in providing care is what keeps patients safe,” says Anne Coghlan, Executive Director and CEO of CNO. “During Nursing Week, we celebrate the contribution that nursing expertise and compassion makes in meeting the changing needs of patients and families.”

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