Nursing associations launch the national #HeyNurse campaign

By Kahla Evans posted 04-27-2023 13:12


In honour of National Nursing Week (May 8 – 14), a group of nursing associations from across Canada are coming together to launch the #HeyNurse social media campaign, calling on the public to share personal thank you messages and memorable stories about nurses.

Nursing Week is an annual celebration of the profession and provides an opportunity to recognize nurses who are the backbone of the health system working in all roles and sectors.

The campaign highlights the work nurses do to keep Canadians healthy and care for them when they are ill. It invites the public to share messages, stories, photos or videos thanking a nurse or group of nurses for being there for them. It recognizes nurses for making a difference.

What: The #HeyNurse social media campaign invites the public to share their personal thank you messages and memorable stories about nurses on social media.

How to participate: Share your messages, photos* and videos with the hashtag: #HeyNurse on social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram). For those who are not active on social media and want to participate, please send us your messages, photos and videos to our Dropbox and we will happily share your message.

*If you have a photo or video of a nurse you would like to share, please make sure you have their permission.

When: Please join us for the official launch of the campaign on Monday, May 8 at 12 p.m. CDT. Register online. Members of the public are welcome to participate in our campaign before the official launch.

“Nursing is a highly skilled, highly rewarding profession. We care for people when they are most vulnerable, as well as provide preventative care to the population in areas such as cancer screening, public health and primary care. We need to support the profession and our nurses,” says Loreley Fehr, president of the Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba (ARNM).

Participating organizations: The Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba (ARNM) The Alberta Association of Nurses (AAN) The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) The Association of Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC (NNPBC) The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) and WeRPN