May – National Nurses Week

National Nurses WeekPromotional Ideas For National Nurses Week

Celebrated each year on May 6

In the United States, National Nurses Week is celebrated annually to raise awareness of nursing’s value and educate the public about the important role nurses play in meeting America’s healthcare needs.

Honor Nursing Heroes For National Nurses Week Or Anytime You’re Ready To Recognize These Hardworking Professionals

Florence Nightingale is recognized as one of the first nurses. Born in May 1820, she was an English social reformer and statistician, and modern nursing founder. Nightingale came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War, in which she organized to care for wounded soldiers.  More on the history of National Nurses Week.

As the frontline of a world health crisis, nursing professionals need our support now more than ever. Their skill and commitment during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic are recognized as making a life-saving difference every day.

However you say it, there are countless ways to show appreciation for nurses during National Nurses Week and beyond. National Nurses Week offers the opportunity for patients, family members, friends, and other healthcare professionals to convey their gratitude and honor nurses for the sacrifices they make all year long.

The American Nurses Association (ANA) said honoring nurses doesn’t have to be in the form of a grand gesture. It’s the simple things that often mean the most in the long run.

Hospitals, Clinics, Doctors, and Other Healthcare Workers can participate in these events — but other organizations can also honor nurses.  Businesses of all kinds have put together programs to honor nurses.

Useful for: Recognizing the hard-working nurses who give of their time and expertise every day.


  • Workplace Recognition: Highlight nurses who go above and beyond with special awards at events or ceremonies.
  • Listen: Provide opportunities for nurses to share their experiences.

Promotional Ideas:

Our outstanding nurse appreciation gifts include lunch bags, tote bags, nurse mugs, apparel and socks, outdoor items, lapel pins, and more. Shop today to salute their efforts, maintain enthusiasm, and just say “thank you” for the comfort and support they provide every day.

Provide a promo with your name or message on it.  For ideas specifically for Healthcare, see ideas at Bagwell Promotions.

More Ideas — See Twenty Ways to Celebrate National Nurses Week

Celebrations and receptions honoring nursing professionals will be held in healthcare facilities across the U.S. during Nurses Week. A Nurses Week promotional campaign is beneficial to various organizations, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, and home healthcare service providers.

More tips:

  • Prepare a news release for internal newsletters and publications
  • Hang posters in visible locations throughout your location
  • Send invitations for events
  • Use the ANA National Nurses Week Resource Toolkit for logos, social media graphics, and marketing materials like banners and cards.