Nurses Month Week 1 Day 2

ANA Enterprise - Nurses Month 2022 / Nurses Month Week 1 Day 2
Nurses Month Week 1. Self-Care

On May 1, 2017, ANA Enterprise launched a free nurse wellness program: Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN)! Its goal? Transform the health of the nation by improving the health of its registered nurses in five domains: physical activity, nutrition, rest, safety, and quality of life. With 25,000 participants and 350 partner organizations, HNHN was on its way.

Fast forward five years and wow! HNHN now has well over 300,000 participants and 600+ partner organizations. With a growing collection of nurse-centric health and safety blogs, a thriving Facebook community , a full calendar of monthly challenges, fun giveaways, a fresh new look, an engaged Advisory Committee, and a dedicated team researcher, HNHN has so much to offer coming into our 5th year. We’ve even added a new domain: mental health!

HNHN provides resources, friendly competition, individualized health risk appraisal results, and community support for nurses no matter where they are in their wellness journey. And we remain free of charge and are open to everyone.

Come celebrate with us this “Self-Care” week, sponsored by Moxie Scrubs, with inspirational #healthynurse Spotlights, popular past challenge tips, and energizing calls to action each day. Don’t miss our #healthynurse Coffee Break, powered by CeraVe, in celebration of Nurses Month and five years of HNHN. Attendees will receive a free gift.

If you haven’t already, join the fun at!

Moxie Scrubs HNHN’s Seven Days of Self-Care is sponsored by Moxie Scrubs.

Healthy Nurse. Healthy Nation. Celebrating Five Years.

Mental Health Monday

This year, Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation added “Mental Health” as the sixth core focus to the HNHN mission.

Through the two years of the pandemic, HNHN has put a special focus on nurse mental health with our challenge tips, blogs, addition of the mental health domain, and our Strength through Resiliency Committee’s development of ANA’s Nurse Suicide Prevention/Resilience webpages.

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#healthynurse SPOTLIGHT

Ashley Johnson, MSN, AGPCNP-C, DNP(C)

Ashley Johnson works in a stressful ICU so reducing her stress and anxiety, especially during the pandemic, became crucial. She found that a combination of aromatherapy, deep breathing exercises and stretching quite soothing. Now, Ashley’s developing a quality improvement project for the other nurses in her unit. The project involves the creation of self-care kits nurses can access in the breakroom to perform aromatherapy, deep breathing, and mindfulness practices at work.

Visit our past #healthynurse Spotlights through the years. Each spotlight shares an intimate look at a nurse’s or student nurse’s journey and helpful wellness pointers.


Peruse resources to help you continue to manage your stress and mental well-being.

Visit the Well-Being Initiative. They offer free tools and apps to support the mental health and well-being of all nurses.

Explore at least one of the resources below. Learn new ways to help you get through tough periods in your life and/or share with a colleague who may be in need:

Podcasts provide great info! Have you listened to the A Nursing State of Mind series? Produced by AORN for the Well-Being Initiative, this podcast offers content for all nurses in all practice settings.

Capella University and Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation are committed to supporting your wellbeing – and your education – with important mental health resources. Explore the #healthynurse Mental Health Blog Series, powered by Capella University.

Healthy Nurse. Healthy Nation. Inspire. Empower. Move.

Learn more about ANA Enterprise’s free nurse wellness program that’s open to everyone! We’re changing the health of the nation-one nurse at a time!

Week 1: Self-Care is brought to you by

Capella University
Moxie Scrubs