Nursing Recognition Weeks

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Week September 1-7, 2022

What is CNS Week?

CNS week is an annual event that acknowledges the contributions of the nearly 90,000 Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) in North America. NACNS established National CNS Recognition Week (CNS week) in 2009 to commemorate and celebrate the birth of Hildegard Peplau, who was born on September 1, 1909. Dr. Peplau was a prominent nursing theorist whose landmark book, Interpersonal Relations in Nursing, emphasized the nurse-client relationship as the foundation for nursing practice and today serves as the basis of the CNS role in health care. CNS Week is a perfect time for CNSs to celebrate and bring attention to the role, and for hospitals and health care systems to pay tribute to the valuable part CNSs play in health care and healthcare delivery. 

The theme for this year is Unstoppable Advocacy. 

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Nursing Professional Development Week (NPD) Week September 11-17, 2022

What is NPD Week?

Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Week is celebrated every year during the third week of September. NPD Week is our opportunity to recognize the exceptional work done by nursing professional development team members. During this week, take the time to celebrate your achievements, thank your staff, host educational activities, and teach others about nursing professional development.

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Pediatric Nurses Week October 3-7, 2022

What is Pediatric Nurses Week?

This week's mission is to promote pediatric nursing, the practice of nurses dedicated to promoting the optimal health of children and providing excellence in nursing care of children and their families. This week calls attention to the critical work that pediatric nurses provide to improve healthcare delivery. It is a time to reflect on pediatric nurses' contributions to patients, families, and communities.

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2022 Nurses Week