By American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
As part of the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” celebration, the American Nurses Association “will expand National Nurses Week, traditionally celebrated from May 6 to May 12 each year, to a month-long celebration in May to expand opportunities to elevate and celebrate nursing.”
YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Week 1: Self Care (May 1-9, 2020)
Start the month with mindful self-recognition. Focus on yours and others’ emotional and physical well-being by encouraging and challenging yourself, colleagues and friends to engage in healthier activities. CRNAs: Visit AANA COVID-19 Well-being Resources
Week 2: Recognition (May 10-16, 2020)
Raise visibility of the critical work nurses do and foster greater understanding of the diversity of the nursing profession by honoring exemplary nurses and engaging with your community. CRNAs: Give a shout out to mentors and those who inspire you on social media. Write a note of appreciation. Send a gift card in gratitude. Put a flower with a note on their car windshield. Also, for remembering special nurses, check out the Kansas State Nurses Association’s “The Nightingale Tribute” – Remembering a Nurse.
Week 3: Professional Development (May 17-23, 2020)
Focus on how you can excel and lead in your nursing career or inspire and help others in their professional nursing journey. CRNAs: Explore the new CRNA Knowledge Network and AANA Learn opportunities.
Week 4: Community Engagement (May 24-31, 2020)
Help promote nurses’ invaluable contributions by engaging with your community, educating them on what nurses do, and encouraging future nurses. CRNAs: Take advantage of Public Relations Resources (member login required).
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