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National Nursing Week

Monday, May 10 to Sunday, May 16, 2021

#WeAnswerTheCall

International Nurses Day: May 12, 2021
Manitoba Indigenous Nurses Day: May 12, 2021

National Indigenous Nurses Day: May 14, 2021 


The Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba (Association) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) will use the theme #WeAnswerTheCall. The theme was developed by CNA to showcase the many roles that nurses play in a patient's healthcare journey. The pandemic brought to light the courage and commitment that nurses display every day and showcased the important role that you play in our community. 

Recognizing International Nurses Day (May 12) and National Nursing Week in Canada (May 10-16) is extremely significant in 2021 as nurses have been playing a critical role in Canada’s fight against COVID-19.

We will also celebrate Manitoba Indigenous Nurses Day (May 12) and National Indigenous Nurses Day (May 14). These days highlight the achievements of Canada’s and Manitoba's First Nations, Inuit and Métis nurses and recognizes their invaluable work improving the health and well-being of Canadians.

Share your photos: We want to celebrate you for Nursing Week

Nurses are central to addressing a wide range of health challenges, which is more evident than ever before. To demonstrate this, we want photos of you or you and your colleagues. 

When you send in your photo you're automatically entered to win a $25 gift card of your choice.

How to submit your photos:
  • Through our submission form (pro tip: click this link while on your phone and it will connect you right to your camera or photo library)
  • Through Facebook Messenger
  • Post it on Facebook or Twitter and tag us using @ARNMNurses


Photos will be shared on social media and may be used in future Association materials. 

Share a video: We want to hear how you #AnswerTheCall

We want to showcase the many roles that nurses play in a patient's healthcare journey. Get entered to win a $25 gift card when you share how you answer the call by submitting a one-minute video.

Videos will be shared on social media and may be used in future Association marketing materials.

How to submit your video:
  • Through our submission form (pro tip: click this link while on your phone and it will connect you right to your camera or photo library)
  • Through Facebook Messenger
  • Post it on Facebook and tag us using @ARNMNurses

More ideas for spreading the word and celebrating

  • Commemorate the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth by hosting a Zoom meeting to discuss her influence on nurses today.
  • On social media:
    • In all your posts, use #WeAnswerTheCall #IKnowANurse #NationalNursingWeek #IND2021 #Nurses2021
    • Share pictures and stories that create awareness about National Nursing Week.
    • Showcase and describe the diversity of your role, your team and your working environments.
    • Use #IKnowANurse to share stories of exceptional nurses, because everyone knows a nurse who has left a lasting impression!
    • Follow the Association on Facebook,  Twitter, and LinkedIn
    • Be personal: write thank-you notes as a sign of your appreciation for all that your nursing staff does for patients daily. Such gestures have become increasingly rare, so this simple act of recognition can make a profound difference in employee morale.

About National Nursing Week

The week draws attention to nurses, increasing the awareness of the public, policy-makers and governments of the many contributions of nursing to the well-being of Canadians.

In 1971, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) designated May 12, the birthday of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, as International Nurses Day. In 1985, the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) members passed a resolution to begin negotiations with the federal government to have the week containing May 12 proclaimed as National Nurses Week annually. Soon after, the federal minister of health proclaimed the second week of May as National Nurses Week. In 1993, the name was changed to National Nursing Week to emphasize the profession's accomplishments as a discipline.

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If you a past member of the Association and would like to re-join for the remainder of 2021, please use the Membership Applications found on the Forms page.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a question. Call 204-992-1520, or email us at info@arnm.ca.