CNA urges Canadians to support Nursing Week

‘The pandemic brought to light the courage and commitment that nurses work under every day and showed the important role that nurses play in the community’

This week is National Nursing Week in Canada, and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), the organization promoting this annual seven-day event, is offering some ideas to help long-term care homes, hospitals and other health-care providers acknowledge their nurses and personal support workers (PSWs) who are dedicated to caring for others.

To celebrate front-line team members, CNA says people and organizations can post stories and photos highlighting the work nurses and PSWs do. Hashtags, including #WeAnswerTheCall, #NationalNursingWeek and #Nurses2022, can be used with posts.

The theme of this year’s Nursing Week is #WeAnswerTheCall.

“The theme this year is #WeAnswerTheCall and was developed by CNA to showcase the many roles that nurses play in a patient’s health-care journey,” CNA states on its website.

While front-line staff members have always been the backbone of the greater health-care sector, the CNA underscores the impact caregivers have had since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020.

“The pandemic brought to light the courage and commitment that nurses work under every day and showed the important role that nurses play in the community,” the organization says.

In a statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saluted front-line caregivers for their commitment to others.

“To all nurses across Canada, I express my heartfelt gratitude for your hard work and devotion,” he said. “You can take pride in knowing that you are helping to build a better Canada every day.”

National Nursing Week 2022 is May 9-15. The week is set aside to acknowledge nurses for their work. Health-care organizations across Canada dedicate the week every year to acknowledging nursing teams.

Held the week of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12 every year since 1965, National Nursing Week aims to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions nurses make to Canada’s health-care system.

Click here to learn more about Nursing Week.

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