MAY: reasons to celebrate

There’s a lot of reasons to love the month of May. The weather is warmer, flowers begin to burst into bloom and here are a few occasions to celebrate this month.

1. National Nurses Day is May 6 ,a day to honor the 3.1 million registered nurses in the United States. This year’s theme is:


Happy Nurses Day to my nursing colleagues!

2.National Nurses Week, the celebration begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. What a remarkable woman who had, in those days, such foresight and  somewhat radical views on nursing, and medical practice. It is amazing that today, most of her notes still applies.  

For more information on celebrating National Nurses Day/Week – click here

3. Oncology Nurses Month, celebrate the accomplishments of oncology RNs who’ve made a difference in the lives of people with cancer and their families. For more information, click here


4. May 12 is Mother’s Day – don’t forget….“Every successful child is the product of an enthusiastic mother.”Let’s celebrate the special woman in our lives who had the vision, love, enthusiasm, perseverance and patience to get us to where we are now.

5. Schools of Nursing  Commencement – graduation begins this month for many colleges / universities/ schools of nursing. Congratulations and welcome to our new nursing colleagues!