We are all indebted to nurses for their unwavering commitment to patients, their communities, and our health care systems. The Nurses Month theme, “You Make A Difference,” was selected to encourage nurses, individuals, employers, other health care professionals and community leaders to recognize and promote the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s nurses. Read more
In our digitally connected world, we can share powerful thoughts and ideas faster than ever. Social media gives you the power to elevate the nursing profession and all you do. Nurses, you have the influence. The following are some ideas on how you can engage and have your impact recognized during Nurses Month. Read more
Working with your local media will help build greater understanding and awareness of all nurses do, especially during a national health crisis, as well as generate publicity and recognition for the nursing profession. To obtain publicity, you will need to come up with ideas and work with reporters in advance. Set realistic goals to secure coverage of Nurses Month by identifying a specific number of print and/or broadcast outlets in your state or district. Read more
Getting a proclamation is one of the most significant things your organization can do to draw local and national attention for Nurses Month, and it can be easy if you know how to do it. In many areas, a mayor or governor can issue a proclamation without action from the city council or state legislature. Read more
As part of Nurses Month, ANA has developed resources to support engagement throughout May. Use the assets below to craft a consistent message to your staff, fellow nurses, and the public.