Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


Nursing Week 2019

nursing week 2019

May 6-12, 2019

Nursing Week is the annual celebration of our profession.

It is held every May to coincide with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

Our theme this year is Speaking out for nursing. Speaking out for health.

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is proud to recognize the dedicated registered nurses and nurse practitioners who provide quality care for their patients, clients and long-term care residents. From the bedside to the classroom and the boardroom, they make the world a healthier place.

This year during Nursing Week, RNAO will celebrate several events including Take Your MPP To Work where members with RNAO home office staff can organize visits with politicians throughout May and early June. In addition, RNAO will host the Health Professional Expo where members can learn resume and interview tips and network with health professionals from a range of sectors.

Several of RNAO’s Best Practice Spotlight Organizations (BPSOs) will also be holding events during Nursing Week. They include:

Humber River Hospital Toronto – May 6 at 11 a.m.

The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre – May 6 at 2:30 p.m.

Lakeridge Health – May 8 at 11 a.m.

Maple View Lodge in Athens, Ont. – May 9 at 11 a.m.

Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre – May 9 at noon

Nurses organizing an event in an RNAO chapter or region, please send details and photographs to Please make sure to wear your RN, NP or nursing student pin. We may publish the photographs in the Registered Nurse Journal and/or post them on our website, social media and the next In the Loop.