May 2022

CNO celebrates National Nursing Week 2022

This National Nursing Week, held from Monday, May 9 – Sunday, May 15, CNO joins its partners in the health care system in thanking nurses for all their contributions to safe patient care.

Nursing Week is arriving at an extraordinary time for Ontario’s 183,785 nurses and the public who relies on them for quality care. COVID-19 continues to impact the health care system in many different ways and Ontario’s nurses are continuing to answer the call — the theme of Nursing Week 2022 — with a deep commitment to patient safety in communities across Ontario.

“You make a difference every day, upholding CNO’s practice standards and continually reflecting on ways to improve your practice,” says Carol Timmings, Acting Executive Director and CEO of CNO. “Nursing Week is a time to acknowledge nurses’ dedication and contributions to the health and well-being of Ontarians. I want to express appreciation to Ontario’s nurses for all you do, caring for patients and supporting the health care system.”

At CNO, our purpose is to protect the public by promoting safe nursing practice. Throughout the global pandemic, nurses continue to answer the call for safe patient care.

“We thank you for your valuable contributions as leaders in care, educators, role models and continuous learners. CNO will continue to work with nurses to support safe care and protect the public,” adds Timmings.

Since 1985, National 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.

National Nursing Week focuses on the nursing profession’s accomplishments as a discipline and is celebrated with many events across the country. This week, watch for our posts sharing nursing resources and highlighting the stories of nurses, including those at CNO, who are making a difference in communities across Ontario and truly answering the call.

Happy Nursing Week!

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