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National Nurses Month 2020: Home

Learn more about nursing to celebrate the brave and compassionate individuals who choose to be nurses!

National Nurses Month

ANA National Nurses Month 2020 Logo
International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020

History of Recognizing Nurses

The American Nurses Association (ANA) first recognized National Nurses Day on May 6, 1982. In 1990, the Board of Directors for ANA extended National Nurses Day to a week-long celebration. National Nurses Week is now celebrated from May 6-12 each year. This year is different, however! Since the World Health Organization (WHO) named 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, ANA has decided to extended National Nurses Week into a month-long celebration. 

Celebrate Nurses!

Are you a nurse or are you pursuing a career in nursing? Visit this tab to help us recognize and celebrate you!